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Cariboo Chilcotin

Earth Hour

Mar 26 2011 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm

Cancun Can - and Cancun Did

It was a big surprise to everyone, since the delegates arriving at the big UN climate conference in Cancun, Mexico, did so with such low hopes.

A year ago, they left Copenhagen feeling defeated, worried that the whole multilateral global approach to tackling climate change was doomed to failure.

A year went by. Unprecedented floods, fires and heat-waves came and went, exactly as the science of climate change predicted. The climate-deniers’ confidence that climate change was a conspiratorial fraud grew in leaps and bounds. In November, Americans elected a Congress dominated by Republican climate-skeptics.

So what happened to change everything?

10/10/10 Global Work Party: Get In On The Action

Bill McKibben of 350.org has invited everyone around the world to this weekend's 'Global Work Party,' which pairs grassroots environmental activism with political engagement:

It’s been a tough year...So we’re having a party.

Circle 10/10/10 on your calendar. That’s the date. The place is wherever you live. And the point is to do something that will help deal with global warming in your city or community.

We’re calling it a Global Work Party, with emphasis on both 'work' and 'party'...

Since we've already worked hard to call, email, petition, and protest to get politicians to move, and they haven't moved fast enough, now it's time to show that we really do have the tools we need to get serious about the climate crisis.