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Tue October 27, 2009
New Orleans Stages Global Warming Event
By Eileen Fleming
New Orleans, La. – Several environmental groups in Louisiana joined events staged all over the world this weekend to support a drive called 350-dot-org. Groups included the Sierra Club, Gulf Restoration Network and Repower America.
John Atkeison is director of climate and clean energy programs for the Alliance for Affordable Energy.
Some critics say setting a goal of 350 is too ambitious. A former scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund said it would be tough to keep levels below 450.
But Atkeison said bold action is needed to address changing weather patterns.
After gathering in Congo Square with food and music, including the O Perry Walker High School Band, the crowd second-lined to Frenchman Street.