November 13, 2009

100 Places to Remember

It is the connection to the Earth we each share, for better or worse, that inspired Søren Rud to organize  100 Places to Remember Before They Disappeara photo exhibition recently opened in Copenhagen. Meant as an inspiration for "the common person," 100 Places is also a call to action for world leaders as they soon converge on the city to negotiate a climate treaty at the COP15 Climate Conference this December (and what inspires this post on Blog Action Day).

The idea is to "do the opposite that the IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] does," says Rud. "They put all the facts and scientific information in a big report that is very difficult to read, we explain for ordinary people what is at stake. By communicating directly to people on the street, we want to touch their emotions and sharpen their awareness on the impacts of climate change. Only if people know what's at risk, are they willing to act."

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