Here at 350’s San Francisco headquarters, we’re all settling back in from our travels and gearing up for the year ahead–there’s no doubt that it’s going to be a crucial 12 months.

There’s a real feeling among climate activists that 2009 may well be the “year of the climate.” With a new US President entering office and the imminent construction of a massive global treaty to regulate CO2, this year promises to raise the profile of climate change in a big way.

But before we dive headlong into 2009, it’s useful to look back at the year that’s quickly receeding in our collective memory. Without further ado, here is GOOD magazine’s “State of the Planet 2008” video–and make sure to watch to the 1:58 mark for a number we’re all quite fond of…

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