What is the Climate Change Challenge?
It’s a global virtual campaign to increase awareness of Climate Change and Ocean Acidification worldwide. We want to motivate people to change their incorrect daily activities that cause the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) into the atmosphere (“Solutions”), as well as being politically active by urging world leaders to implement the Paris Universal Agreement presented at COP 21 to mitigate climate change by reducing GHG using clean energy.
The Climate Change Challenge asks people around the world to make a video, post it on Facebook www.facebook.com/CCCnow and share it using #ClimateChangeChallenge. People must grab a piece of lemon or lime, along with their camera or cell phone, and film their reaction to biting into the fruit’s sourness, all while saying our slogan: “I’m doing the Climate Change Challenge because I don’t need to be a scientist to understand Climate Change and Ocean Acidification” and then nominate 2 friends to take the Climate Change Challenge.
Why do we bite a lemon or lime for the challenge?
The lemon represents something acid with low pH – like the CO2 emissions that lower the pH of the oceans, causing Ocean Acidification. Therefore, biting a lemon/lime is a metaphor of Ocean Acidification.
So, just like the acid from lemon in your mouth makes you cringe, the Earth is constantly cringing because the high levels of CO2 & others GHG we are polluting it with.
The objectives of the Climate Change Challenge are:
I – Communicate that Climate Change and Ocean Acidification are serious problems for humanity that need urgent solutions. Therefore, everyone must get involved and participate in their solutions.
II- Educate people about Climate Change and bring attention to Ocean Acidification, which is threatening all marine life due to the decrease of ocean pH caused by high CO2 emissions.
III- Urge world leaders committing to reduce the high levels of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions into the atmosphere and implement the Paris Universal Agreement on climate.
IV- Establish a global communication between citizens around the world to share their local problems caused by Climate Change and create a supporting network to develop local and global mitigation measures and solutions.
The mission of Climate Change Challenge is supporting Climate Action and showing the world leaders that citizens around the world are united and interested in the future of our planet.
What is COP 21?
On November 30th, 2015 World leaders met in Paris at the 21st Conference of the Parties COP 21 – The United Nations Convention on Climate Change to achieve a Universal Agreement on climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. Presently, the world temperature has increased 0.6°C, already causing severe changes in our environment; therefore, it’s a crucial time to diminish Climate Change by implementing policies to reduce CO2 and other greenhouse gases (GHG).
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