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Lebanon takes part in the International Day of Climate Action

October 25, 2009 Leave a comment

Activists demand climate action

From Al Jazeera English

Thousands of people have gathered for protests in more than 180 countries, calling for international action to curb the emissions causing global warming.

The International Day of Climate Action focused on the number 350, referring to 350 parts per million (ppm) of CO2 in the atmosphere which some scientists say must not be exceeded to avoid runaway global warming.

[…] In the Lebanese capital Beirut hundreds of activists, many wearing snorkels, held demonstrations in key archaeological sites.
 
They gathered around the Roman ruins in central Beirut, in the ancient eastern city of Baalbek and along the coast, carrying  placards bearing the logo 350.
  
“It’s not the first time Beirut will have gone under water,” Wael Hmaidan of the IndyACT group organising Beirut’s protests said, explaining the goggle-wearing. “But this time it’s going  down because of climate change, and not earthquakes.”

Photo Credits: AFP

Photo Credits: AFP

AFP: Lebanese youths carry a banner bearing the logo “350”, to call for carbon emissions cuts to 350 parts per million

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.