Thursday, March 12, 2009

EARTH HOUR 2009 ; GLOBAL WARNING LAST CHANCE FOR CHANGE

The 28th March 2009 is Earth Hour Day where across the world at 8.30pm local time cities, towns, villages and individuals will be turning off their lights as a demonstration of their concern about global warming.

Some of you may recall that last year I reviewed a book on my blog called Global Warning; Last Chance for Change by Paul Brown, former environmental correspondent with The Guardian newspaper. You can read my full review of Global Warning HERE. Paul's book is singularly probably the most important book I have ever read. In outlines a future that through ignorance and greed mankind will bring about irreversible, runaway climate change which will be catastrophic for for our survival.




According to Paul's book scientists believe that a 2 degrees rise in temperature will be the tipping point for runaway climate change and their best calculations, taking into account that it takes approximately 25- 30 years for CO2 emissions to reach their full effect is that earth temperatures will rise, whatever our actions, by 1.5 degrees over the next few decades.A 0.8 degrees rise has already been statistically proven - and we can see the evidence of this all around us.

This means that we have only have 0.5 degrees and possibly only 10 -15 years to halt global warming before it is too late and we are plunged into a world of climate choas, economic disaster and starvation and famine of our own making.

On Monday 16th I am meeting with Paul Brown who will have just returned from a climate change conference in Copenhagen and I will be interviewing him for The View From Here. Naturally, there will be some emphasis on his writing career and how he coped moving from journalism into the world of books. However, I also hope to learn more about his motivation and commitment to writing such an important book. I will be leaving links to these interviews and a further review to Global Warning Last Chance for Change on my View From Here links section so please come over and see what Paul has to say about his very important and eye opening book.

In the meantime, take a look at this powerful video from the Earth Hour Organization and see what together WE can do to make a difference and show governments all over the world that we demand action. Let the people speak! So please tell your friends, relatives, employers and everyone you know and join me, Paul and thousands of others and say NO to global warming.


For a further, in depth, look at Paul's book, click HERE .

7 comments:

  1. The Geordie MafiaMarch 13, 2009 at 5:23 PM

    I have a question for Dear Mrs T, how do I post it? It's of a personel nature.

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  2. Hmm.. The Geordie Mafia?? Well Geordie Mafia, if your comment is not for for public viewing you can use my email which is in the upper right hand corner of this blog. Otherwise you can leave it as a comment on my Dear Mrs T site. I look forward to hearing from you....

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  3. The new Vote Earth 2009 global website has launched. There is an element on the site that incorporates Google’s Friend Connect and we want to get 1 billion people on the site by November before Copenhagen. A big ask, so we need some help.

    To get involved, all you need to do is:
    1. Go to the site - www.voteearth2009.org
    2. Register with Friend Connect
    3. Send to a friend and get more people to sign up.

    We need to get as many people as we can involved. So please encourage your friends to get involved.

    Get involved and VOTE EARTH!

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  4. Thanks Dominique, I'll be checking that site out!

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  5. Sounds like he'll be an interesting person to interview, Mrs T. I look forward to reading your piece on this.

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  6. Yes, the interview went very well and I hope to have something up on TVFH in the next view days.

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  7. Brilliant... I'm finally catching up. Thanks!

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