“As you warm the climate, you basically raise the speed limit on hurricanes.” So says Kerry A. Emanual, atmospheric scientist at MIT.
As the Warsaw climate talks are coming to an end, groups around the world are holding candlelight vigils to honor those killed by typhoon Haiyan and those who have died as a result of our warming planet. 350Sacramento, an organization devoted to building a global climate movement, is holding a candlelight vigil to stand with the people of the Philippines and for climate justice throughout the world. The vigil will take place Friday, November 22 from 5:15-6:15 at north of the capitol at 11th and L streets.
350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Scientists measure carbon dioxide in “parts per million” (ppm), so 350 ppm is the number humanity needs to get below as soon as possible to avoid runaway climate change. We reached 400 ppm earlier this year.