Sunday, September 21, 2014

People's Climate March NYC

 Sunday, September 21st 2014, Broadway and Columbus Circle, 11:30am, was the starting location of the People's Climate March, the largest march against climate change to date! Over 300,000 people turned out to show their support for this issue. In a peaceful march that wound through New York City, passing through some of the busiest sections of the city, Columbus Circle, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Port Authority, and the Javits Center, people demonstrated against fracking, the burning of fossil fuels, the need for clean air and water, and much more.

Although 300,000 is a profound number of people, it is not enough. Due to the seriousness of this issue, the most important thing that needs to happen is for more people to become aware of the severity of climate change. Once more people are aware, then we will be able to make changes. This march was to do just that; to inform as many people as possible about climate change, and demonstrate how important of an issue it is.

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