Magazine article New Internationalist

Climate Change: Connecting-the-Dots

Magazine article New Internationalist

Climate Change: Connecting-the-Dots

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Gourmet hot chocolate, designer ski outfits and overpriced chalets are the kinds of things you might associate with Aspen, Colorado. But on 5 May, residents of the well-to-do resort town challenged conventional images by organizing a snowless ski race. Their goal: to bring attention to the real-life impact of climate change in their area.

The citizens of Aspen weren't alone that day. From the Solomon Islands, to Faridabad, India, people all over the planet participated in 350.org's 'Climate Impacts Day,' a move to 'connect-the-dots' of weather-related catastrophes worldwide. The idea began a year ago when 350.org founder Bill McKibben challenged readers of The Washington Postto draw parallels between tornadoes in Missouri and extreme weather events globally. The plan then developed to link communities affected by climate change in a global day of action - to connect-the-dots by organizing simultaneous events and posting photos online. …

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