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This October 24, you can join hundreds of thousands of people around the world in sending a message to our world leaders that we need bold climate change legislation and we need it now.
It's all part of 350.org's International Day of Climate Action. 350.org believes that, if we're going to tackle climate change, people will need to act in unison – and 2009 will be an absolutely crucial year. This December, world leaders will meet in Copenhagen, Denmark, to craft a new global treaty on cutting emissions. 350.org is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis – the solutions that science and justice demand. The problem is, the treaty currently on the table doesn't meet the severity of the climate crisis – it doesn't pass the 350 test. The 350 event focus is on the number 350 –as in parts per million, the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere. The current level of CO2 in our atmosphere: 386. So, if we're going to get that number down, we need comprehensive action now.
As Trustees, we believe that global climate change action begins right here at home. And that's why we're sponsoring International Day of Climate Action events at Crane Beach in Ipswich and World's End in Hingham. These are two of our most iconic coastal properties where we welcome thousands of visitors every year. But, if we don't curb climate change, then rising temperatures and rising waters threaten to destroy these spectacular places forever.
We invite you to join us for these events – or start your own event near you. Visit 350.org for more information about events across the state and around the world, or to find out how to organize your own.
We look forward to seeing you there!