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The Most Important Number on Earth 

Last Updated: 08/13/2013 3:53 pm

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It’s not clear if a vocal world citizenry will be enough to beat inertia and vested interest. If 350 emerges as the clear bar for success or failure, then the odds of the international community taking effective action increase, though the odds are still long. Still, these are the lines it is our turn to speak. To be human in 2008 is to rise in defense of the planet we have known and the civilization it has spawned.

This article originally appeared in Mother Jones.

click to enlarge The sun sets next to a smokestack from a coal-burning power station in Beijing. China and India are pulling people out of poverty by burinig coal.
  • The sun sets next to a smokestack from a coal-burning power station in Beijing. China and India are pulling people out of poverty by burinig coal.
click to enlarge Cars travel on a ring road around Beijing on a hazy july day in 2008.
  • Cars travel on a ring road around Beijing on a hazy july day in 2008.
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