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350 Aotearoa Bill McKibben Tour 2009 - HAMILTON
3 May 2009 11:00
Straight from the coal-face of international climate activism and negotiations, Professor Bill McKibben (author, educator, environmentalist) is visiting New Zealand on a whirlwind tour - catch him while you can!
McKibben will meeting with interested persons at a Hamilton cafe for an informal coffee and chat. If you're interested in coming along, please contact the Hamilton Environment Centre (email@example.com).
McKibben is the founder 350.org*, a rapidly growing global movement raising awareness about, and action on, climate change issues. He's also the guy Al Gore relied on as the stimulus for An Inconvenient Truth.
350 is preparing for massive global actions on October 24th in the lead up to what many have called the most important international negotiations ever - the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December. New Zealand's arm of the movement kicked off last year - visit its website here.
*350 is the red line for human beings. Climate science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth. McKibben will be spreading the word about what it means to genuinely deal with climate change - the current concentration of carbon dioxide is at 387 and rising... What will it take to turn it around?
Location / Venue:
Hamilton cafe TBC upon registration of interest