Congratulations November 5, 2009 : 3:39 PM

I want to congratulate my friend Bill McKibbon on the incredibly successful event that occurred around the world on October 24. According to Bill:

“We're sitting here in our temporary offices in lower Manhattan hunched over laptops drowning in images--15,000 photos and thousands of minutes of video have arrived from what turned out to be 5,200 rallies, protests, and demonstrations in 181 countries around the world.”

“It was, according to any number of journalistic accounts, "the most widespread day of political action in the planet's history." But here's the thing that impresses us. There wasn't a rock star or a movie star or a charismatic politician in sight. It was ordinary citizens and scientists coming together around a scientific data point.”

It was truly an amazing day and one that will have a tremendous impact.