Environmental advocate calls for global action to stop climate crisis

Bill McKibben explains why 350 is the most important number in the world.

For decades, author, educator, environmentalist and activist Bill McKibben has been telling us things we don’t want to hear — presenting scary scorched Earth scenarios due to carbon emissions in the atmosphere. Unlike many other climate experts, he also is leading a global grass roots campaign to try to stop this from happening. His initiative, 350.org, is a global call to action to solve the climate crisis.

McKibben will bring his message to Washington University in St. Louis Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, and deliver the keynote address for the Sustainable Cities Conference. His talk, “350: The Most Important Number in the World,” begins at 7 p.m. in Graham Chapel on the Danforth Campus. The talk and the conference are free and open to the public.

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