350 parts per million may sound like an arbitrary answer to a science experiment, but to many scientists 350ppm may be the most important answer to the world’s most important scientific problem—global warming. 350ppm is what climate experts have figured to be the safest limit of CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere. Currently levels of CO2 are figured to be around 388ppm and continuing to rise. This February join Ann Arbor’s chapter of 350.org and take the Winter Climate Pledge to help lower carbon emissions. Active steps to lower carbon levels may be as big as insulating the walls in your home or as menial as walking to the grocery store. By filling out a simple pledge form on the website and sending it in, you will be motivated to put your pledge into action. To find out more about what you can do to join the 350 movement visit www.aa350.org
I’ve been writing for The Current for almost 10 years now…, which is crazy to think about. But I’ve known musician Jeffrey Freer for longer than that, from previous bands as well as some of his solo material. He was an Ypsilanti and an Ann Arbor regular for years, but moved away for a spell.
Terry Holbrook heads home from downtown Ann Arbor to Dexter after working his shift as a video editor. It’s a winter night. The highway is icy. The car ahead skids, then crashes. Terry, the everyman in author Mark Beyer’s new page-turner crime thriller, Hired Man, pulls over and rushes to the aid of the injured
“Heathers”, the 2014 musical based on the 1989 movie starring Winona Ryder, will be presented by Ann Arbor Civic Theatre from June 7th-10th at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.