From 350.org, Bill McKibben:
Climate Impact Day 5/5 2012 is no normal day — it’s the day
that people around the world are coming together to Connect the Dots
about climate change. I’ve just heard that the very first action, in the
Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean where the sun rises first, was a
great success: people there dove down for an underwater rally on their
threatened coral reef. So even if it’s raining where you are, know that
some people have already gotten entirely wet to sound the alarm!
Here's the place to find the nearest action — and when you’re done go
back to the computer to watch the images scroll in from around the
planet (and make sure to upload your own photos).
This is like a giant seminar on the topic: What does global warming look
like in its early stages? And if we can put a human face on climate
change it will help immeasurably in all our campaigning in the years
ahead. You’re that human face.
Though I could not make a good estimate of the numbers of people engaged
in this action, it is another in the growing series of earth-oriented
efforts to bring large numbers of us to envision a better world.
The GCP event was set for the full 24 hour UTC day. The result is
Chisquare 86884.624 on 86400 df, for p = 0.122 and Z = 1.165.
It is important to keep in mind that we have only a tiny
statistical effect, so that it is always hard to distinguish
signal from noise. This means that every "success" might be
largely driven by chance, and every "null" might include a real
signal overwhelmed by noise. In the long run, a real effect can
be identified only by patiently accumulating replications of