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Read about Lebanon’s Man in the Cube

October 17, 2009 2 comments

Rami Eid, or currently known as the man in the cube, is living in a transparent cube on Ein El-Mreyseh until 18 October 2009. Why? This is part of a project  organized by The League of Independent Activists – IndyACT “aiming to raise global urgency on the critical dangers of global warming and to urge world leaders to take fast and effective action against climate change in Copenhagen this year.”

Rami’s keeping a blog with personal entries on how it’s like to be living in a transparent cube as “the last man on earth.” He was featured on the front page of Al Akhbar newspaper today.

You can follow the man in the cube on twitter or check out his blog.

Climate Change and the Cedar Trees!

October 15, 2009 4 comments

So where is Lebanon’s famous Cedar tree in all of this climate change talk today? Ladies and gentlemen, I bring to you the very sad answer.

Lebanon’s majestic cedar trees are now on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s red list as “heavily threatened” species. The Cedar trees need rain, frost and snow in order to survive, but with the ever-increasing temperatures and change in climate, less snow is falling on Lebanon’s mountain tops, and therefore endangering the trees of disappearing from the mountains. Some of these trees have stood strong for over 2,000 years now. That’s NOT 2, 20 or 200 years. We’re talking 2,000 years!  

Action needs to be taken NOW.

Part of the Blog Action Day ’09.