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There is no doubt amongst the scientific community now, that there is a direct correlation between CO2 build-up in the atmosphere of our planet and global warming. The reflective qualities of certain molecules, such as CO2, cause a ‘greenhouse’ effect. This is when energy from the sun hitting the earth’s surface is re-radiated as infra-red radiation (heat). This heat energy does not escape the Earth because the so called ‘greenhouse gases’ keep them here. The greenhouse gases act just like the glass of a greenhouse and keep the Earth at a warmer, more stable temperature than it would otherwise be. Without our atmosphere, during day and night, we would alternately fry and freeze!

So what’s the problem?
Due to human activity, especially the use of fossilised carbon based fuels for energy production; we are altering the delicate balance of these greenhouse gases. By building-up one particular greenhouse gas, CO2, we are altering that balanced temperature equilibrium of the planet. Put simply, if we increase the CO2 in the atmosphere, we trap more heat and the temperature rises.

Most of the plants and creatures on the planet are adapted to survive at fairly narrow bands of temperature. If the temperature is raised, then the living organisms need to adapt. This can occur over generations, but the current rise in global temperature is too rapid for natural adaptation to occur without mass extinction.

In its quest for survival, humanity has learnt to communicate and work together. A key element in that quest is the invention of money! Before money, bartering and repayment of service was by food and goods. Money has enabled a system whereby a value can be given to anything measured against a set benchmark. The problem is that the economic monster that we have created is now working against our best interests. The making of profit and yet more money is the goal, not the sustainability and survival of humanity. We have lost sight of its original purpose. We have lost control!

If we are to survive, we need to adapt the monetary system, so that it takes into account the environmental cost of what we do, not just the monetary one. Only by marrying the two can we survive. The economic model will collapse if mass extinction of plant and animal life, including humanity, occurs.

The general population is being shielded from this likely outcome. Corporations exist to create profit. Politician’s greatest concern is acquisition of, or retention of power. Both corporations and politicians need the general public to be with them, because a united population is the most powerful force there is! The urgency of our situation with regard to the planet’s atmosphere is being suppressed by those that see profit and power as being more important than survival as a whole.

ONLY by uniting and informing the public can we hope to escape from the downward spiral to stupefying death, that increasing CO2 into the atmosphere will lead to.

We have to come up with the means to do both of the above, namely UNITE the public in purpose for survival and INFORM them of the means to achieve that survival. ONLY by reducing the level of greenhouse gases back to a more historically normal level, can we survive.

40,000, expected, environmental activists jumping up and down and shouting is not going to alter the system. ALL 40,000 need to use their enthusiastic potential to bring the general public on board. There are probably more people shopping in Oxford Street and Regent Street, on any given day, than numbers due to attend ‘Climate Change march’ and ‘I Count rally’. This is a fact we have to realistically come to terms with and not delude ourselves. The euphoria of the march & rally MUST be translated into REACTION, not into self-congratulatory inaction. This engaging and informing of the rest of the public has to be done in a subtle manner. Profit makers and power seekers are keen to portray us as radical extremists wanting to destroy all the comforts of our modern way of life. We have to rise to the challenge and dispel that manipulated perception.

What is proposed is a means that the public can easily identify with. A simple means that all can join in and become ‘active’. A method of informing all, for the benefit of all!

An easily remembered and numerically significant date for our modern world.
Friday 8th Aug, 2008. The seventh day of the seventh month of the seventh year of the twenty-first century.

8 + 8 + 8 = 24.
On this day it is intended that information will be supplied to as many of the general public as possible, in various locations, locally. Also by various methods of communication, written, spoken and visible.

To achieve this there is a need for all 40,000 of you to get involved! By combining NGO’s, faith movements and political movements in a manner that keeps their independence, yet allows them to act together for the good of all.

This non-financial organisation, ‘Traffic lights for peace’,does not exist in the true sense of a physical organisation. It merely acts as a binding force to keep all together. It does not threaten the continued existence of any of the contributory organisations. It is there for the sole purpose of allowing us all to work together, for the good of humanity and planet.

PLEASE HELP. Encourage the organisations, to which you belong, to join in ‘Save our planet’ day. Offer help individually, if you can, to organise local distribution venues for information and participation. Make it fun! Encourage others to join in the ‘Visible Voice’, by tying green and white ribbons around a local traffic light post, on the day. These signify a call to our leaders and decision makers to take legislative action to effectively reduce CO2 levels. This gesture is repeatable globally and very simple to perform. It also has a lasting visible impression that does not melt away like a rally or march does.

If you are involved in the media, please help ensure that mass communication plays an essential role in ensuring our survival, by publicising, promoting and participating in ‘Save our planet’ day.

Examples of organizations already interested in "Saving our Planet":
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
BBC Natural History Unit
Bristol Zoo
London Zoo
New Internationalist Magazine
Positive News
Peace Direct
Christian Aid
Amnesty International
Green Party
Liberal Democrats
Plaid Cymru

One day - when we put aside our differences.
One day - when we come together, brother and sister.
One day- when revenge, hate and envy are forgotten.

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Event date to be 10th day of the tenth month of the tenth year of the 21st century i.e. Sunday 10th October 2010 - 'Save our Planet Day'.