No one gets to sit this one out. All hands on deck, or we’re all going down with Mothership Earth.

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”’[This development] symbolizes that so far we have failed miserably in tackling this problem,’ said Pieter P. Tans, who runs the monitoring program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that reported the new reading.

Ralph Keeling, who runs another monitoring program at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, said a continuing rise could be catastrophic. ‘It means we are quickly losing the possibility of keeping the climate below what people thought were possibly tolerable thresholds,’ he said.”

From the New York Times, “Carbon Dioxide Level Passes Long-Feared Milestone,” by Justin Gillis, May 10, 2013.

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From 350.org: For the first time, NOAA’s Mauna Loa observatory measured daily CO2 averages above 400 parts per million. That’s higher than CO2 levels have been in 5 million years. 

We have a lot of work to do. But we’re starting to do it. Today is certainly sobering. But please SHARE this if you have hope for people power. 

350 made this site to mark the occasion today: http://400.350.org/

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