Friday, October 23, 2009

Sat. Oct 24 - Rally to Save the Reefs, Ocean & Planet

Join us and others from across the globe Saturday, October 24 to focus attention on the real and credible threat to the planets ecosystems from excess atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.

A year ago NASA produced a landmark series of studies. They showed that if we let the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere top 350 parts per million, we will not have a planet similar to the one on which civilization developed and to which life on earth is adapted. We are now at 387 ppm.

There is a real possibility that coral reefs may be the first ecosystems on the planet to face extinction from excessive atmospheric CO2 levels. Respected scientists from across the globe warn that todays 387 ppm CO2 level is already too high and is beginning to degrade the coral reefs of the world.

Credible climatology models predict 400 ppm CO2 may be reached by 2015. Carbon dioxide concentrations over 400 ppm will increase ocean temperatures to a point where mass coral bleaching events can become an annual occurrence. As carbon dioxide levels continue to increase and the oceans become more acidic, corals and shellfish will be unable to build skeletons.

On Saturday, October 24, concerned citizens from across the globe will rally to focus attention on the carbon dioxide threat facing the planet. If you care about coral reefs, the ocean, the environment and future generations, please join us to help raise awareness about one of the most challenging problems facing humanity.


In Palm Beach County join us Saturday October 24, 3 PM at:

Atlantic Dunes Beach Park, Linton & A1A Delray Beach, FL

Visit for details.

To find a rally near you or learn more about the International Day of Climate Change go to:

Read the Reef Rescue open letter to the US Coral Reef Task Force.

To see how elevated carbon dioxide and ocean acidification is killing the worlds coral reefs watch:

Is the Great Barrier Reef on death row? Link: Datpresenter® 2.0 Build #1854 for

Palm Beach County

Reef Rescue