On the heels of making his final campaign pledges, David Miller stopped by the massive balloon installation at Metro Hall earlier today. Among other things, Miller asserted that the federal government “isn’t showing leadership” and that the fight against global warming would come from the world’s cities, which are now working together in the face of apathy from other orders of government.
The volume of the helium in the 3,000 (biodegradable) balloons is equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide produced by the average Canadian in a single day. Multiplied by the number of people living in Toronto, those 6 billion daily balloons would literally block out the sun.
The World Wildlife Fund Canada is liveblogging the event all day, as well as photocasting some of the day’s highlights. Check out some Miller videos on WWF-Canada’s YouTube.