Folks drove by with many a friendly honk and a “thumbs up.” People walked up and chatted. Only an old Jeep roared by in apparent disapproval.
On Saturday, on the corner of Eagle Rock Boulevard and Colorado, a few of us kept a vigil in honor of Connect the Dots Day.
All over the world, folks were likewise holding vigils, drawing attention to the “evidence”: extreme weather events and other changes experienced in the last few years. These extreme events are the “dots” that can only be “connected” by a changing climate, according to statisticians, insurance companies, climate scientists and our citizens themselves, who are wondering, “What in the world is happening (to the fish, to the snow, to winds, to oceans, to rain, to our waters ... to our one and only Earth)?”
Connect the Dots was sponsored by 350.org, an organization that urges all of us to do what we can to bring CO2 levels below 350 parts per million, the level of CO2 that most scientists consider the very highest level that might prevent increasingly extreme catastrophes.
We are at about 385 ppm, and it is increasing.
At 350.org, you can find steps that we, as a nation, must take, before it’s “game over.” Check them out! See other vigil photos worldwide.
As the song once sang: "It's time we stopped, children, what's that sound, everybody look what's goin' down."