Do the Math - Global Warming and What you Can Do (NEW DATE & TIME)

Sunday, November 18, 2012 11:00 AM
Kiva Lecture Hall, UNM Main Campus

Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein will be part of a live stream event (from NYC) Friday, November 16th at the Kiva Lecture Hall on the UNM Campus.  This event will start at 5:00 PM and is free and open to all students, faculty and community members. It is sponsored by 350.org and is part of their Do the Math tour, which addresses issues of global warming and the 'magical' number of 350 ppm for atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. Please join the UNM Peace Studies Program, SOAP (Students Organizing Actions for Peace), the UNM Action Alliance, 350.org and several others in welcoming this event onto our campus!

About the tour:
It’s simple math: we can burn 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide and stay below 2°C of warming — anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. The only problem? Fossil fuel corporations now have 2,795 gigatons in their reserves, five times the safe amount. And they’re planning to burn it all — unless we rise up to stop them.

Each event will be a unique and interactive experience, unlike any talk you’ve been to before. It will pick up where Bill McKibben’s landmark Rolling Stone article left off — and everyone who comes will be asked to join a growing movement that is strong enough to stand up to the fossil fuel industry. Together we’ll mount an unprecedented campaign to cut off the industry’s financial and political support by divesting our schools, churches and government from fossil fuels.

This won’t be easy: we’re up against the most profitable, powerful, and dangerous industry in history. But we have our own currency: creativity, courage and if needed, our bodies.