Who says we can’t have ethnography anymore because ‘ethnos’ is no longer the object of anthropology? I scored this sweet native numbers tie at the UNFCCC COP16 earlier this month. Check it out:

Give away tie offered by 350.org during COP16 at Cancun

Give-away tie offered by 350.org during COP16 at Cancun

The tie is a give-away from 350.org, an umbrella NGO  whose program – and name – is based on the projected ‘safe’ level of atmospheric CO2, in parts per million, championed by James Hanson. The text on the tie reads: 350ppm, 1.5C equals SURVIVAL.

Not only is the chemical composition of the atmosphere so immediately and visually rendered into numerical form, I love it that survival is thoroughly integrated into a mathematical formulation – ‘EQUALS’ says it all!

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