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Bill McKibben Ecology activist, organizer of the world's biggest Demonstration-

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Bill McKibben, one of the world's foremost ecological activists and environmental writers organized the biggest Demonstration in history-- 5200 demonstrations in 181 countries, according to CNN. This podcast interview discusses the details of why he did it, how he and his team made it happen and what's next. (a global work party set for Oct 10, 2010-- that's 10http://www.opednews.com/populum//10http://www.opednews.com/populum//10-- McKibben believes in using numbers that stand out.) He describes it,

"This year, instead of doing a global political rally, it's more of a global work party. In thousands of places throughout the world, people will be digging community gardens, putting up solar panels, laying out bike paths, not because we think we can fix climate change one bike path at a time. We can't. We know that we need global and national political action to re-set the price of carbon. But besides being good things all by themselves-- all those wind turbines, solar panels and community gardens-- will send a pointed political message or so we hope. What we'll be telling politicians is "we're getting to work. How about you?"

McKibben created a website, www.350.org, explaining, "it's a huge global grassroots climate campaign. It draws its curious name from the number that scientists tell us is the most carbon we can safely have in the atmosphere-- 350 parts per million. Above that, say the NASA team headed by Jim Hanson, we can't have a planet similar to that on which civilization developed to which life on earth is adapted And that's a big problem, because we're already well past that-- we're at 390 parts per million.

"Indeed, the Arctic is melting, indeed, the ocean has grown about 30 percent more acid and indeed, the atmosphere is wetter, which means we're seeing incredible astonishing rise in deluge downpour and flood. Our planet-- we've left the benign holocene where we spent the last 10,000 years and now we're seeing something else that's very tough and will only get tougher unless we take very quick action to get ourselves off fossil fuel."


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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. 

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He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity  

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization (more...)
 

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