Jon Isham, How 350 Has Sparked Hope, The Solutions Journal, Volume 1, Issue 5, September 2010, Pages 1 ( Abstract: In late 2008, James Hansen and nine colleagues published a paper designed to save the world. Years from now, when historians write the definitive history of the climate movement, they may well conclude that Hansen and his colleagues succeeded. For consider the remarkable impact to date of their paper, “Target Atmospheric CO2: Where Should Humanity Aim?” On October 24, 2009, less than one year after its publication, it inspired hundreds of thousands of citizens from around the world to join over 5,100 “International Day of Climate Action” rallies in 181 countries. On October 10, 2010, it’s likely that we will see an even larger and more vocal global groundswell of participation in the “Global Work Party,” designed to lay the foundation for a durable and just clean-energy future. CNN concluded that the first event was “the most widespread day of political action in the planet’s history”; who knows how large the second will be? And all of this brought on by a … Topics: Climate Change