On the 10th day of the 10th month of the 10th year of the millennium, more than 7,000 communities from more than 188 countries united for an unprecedented day of collaboration and grassroots climate action.
The Somali-based group, Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA), took part in the global movement on climate change action.
Daud Abdi Daud, reporting for the SOMESHA says: “The earth is a planet full of life. Soil and water to support this life cover most of its surface. The earth is surrounded by a layer of air. As well, there is light from the sun that provides energy for the earth for plants, animals and people to live”.
“However, we now face global challenges in this world. The over crowding, pollution, wars and food shortages are some of the things that make the future of this planet uncertain”, Daud Abdi Daud said.
SOMESHA was involved in public action on the 10th of October and also has a public blog online at: http://www.350.org/en/about/blogs/somalia
Kelly Blynn, representative for the 350.org Support Team, said: “We made a lot of noise on Sunday the 10/10/2010 and international media outlets like the BBC, CNN, AFP, and more reported on the events. So did thousands of blogs and hundreds of local and national newspapers. But we’re not in it for the news coverage”.
“We want real change. Make sure your political leaders heard the noise you made on Sunday, and let them know that you expect them to take bold action on climate change”.
350.org is a US-founded action group spearheading global warming via international public action. 350 parts per million is what many scientists, climate experts, and progressive national governments are now saying is the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere, as reported at the 350.org website.
“We’ve made it easy to take the message right to your leaders with a special call-in gadget: http://www.350.org/call-leaders”, said Kelly Blynn for the 350.org Support Team.