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Gary Warden was raised in the Perth Hills. After graduating from the University of Western Australia with a degree in Geology, Gary joined BHP Billiton where he spent 18 years working in a variety of roles in a number of locations around the world. Prior to leaving BHP Billiton in December 2006, Gary was Global Manager for the company's US$1Billion business improvement program.

While he was originally sceptical about the claims relating to climate change, he became convinced of the urgency of the issue in early 2006. He left BHP Billiton primarily to spend more time with his young family, but also to dedicate himself to creating a more sustainable life for himself and his family and to support others in making that change.

In September 2007 he was trained by Al Gore and has delivered the "Inconvenient Truth" lectures to thousands of west australians since then. In November 2007 Gary ran for the senate in the Federal Election representing the Climate Change Coalition.

In addition to his climate change lectures, he has facilitated Living Smart workshops across Perth. Between 2008 and 2009 he was on the Executive Committee of the Conservation Council of Western Australia including one year as Vice President.

Gary co-founded and is Executive Director of the very exciting Days of Change program, one of the largest sustainability programs in Australia and is now General Manager WA for Eco-Kinetics, one of the largest Solar PV companies in Australia and subsidiary of ASX-listed CBD Energy.

Scientists Establish 350ppm as Target for Atmospheric CO2

by Gary 6/30/2008 9:28:00 PM

The planet's most important number stars in a new two-minute cartoon.

Leading scientists, including NASA's James Hansen, have issued a report stating that "if humanity wishes to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which life on Earth is adapted, paleoclimate evidence and ongoing climate change suggest that CO2 will need to be reduced from its current 385 ppm to at most 350 ppm".

We have already overshot the 350ppm target, and atmospheric CO2 continues to increase. The report goes on to say that "if the present overshoot of this target CO2 is not brief, there is a possibility of seeding irreversible catastrophic effects".

A new organisation, www.350.org, is now promoting the 350ppm target using the new cartoon. It is intended to work cross-culturally, without the use of any one language, so the entire world can understand it.

Send it to anyone who doesn't know that the world's most important number is 350.

 

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