Dateline--September 21, 2014
— Michael Poland (@_michaelpoland_) September 21, 2014
All over the world, the climate changed. Under gray skies in New York City, a line of marchers stretched over 25 blocks, over 300,00 people (an estimated 400,000, according to Time online) came from all over the country to make their presence felt, their voices heard, and demand action about global emissions and changing climate, before a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday of this week.
Representatives of more than 150 nations will meet in the United Nations headquarters to discuss climate change. They will include several heads of state. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron are both expected to attend.
— Brad Johnson (@climatebrad) September 21, 2014
People marched in Kathmandu and Nairobi.
People marched in London, Paris, Amsterdam and Tokyo.
— 350.org Europe (@350Europe) September 21, 2014
People marched in Montreal, Melbourne, and Jakarta, Indonesia.
— People's Climate (@Peoples_Climate) September 21, 2014
Over 180,000 #Peoplesclimate tweets in 24 hours described the events, shared photos in the streets. It was a worldwide wake-up call.
There will still be climate change deniers. There will still be political stalling. Still, more people are saying something must be done now, and not 5 years from now.
This is larger than politics and countries. This is about the whole world. It concerns all of us. It concerns those who will come after us.
Do we begin to understand the power of connection? This is no longer a problem of ice in the Arctic, or warm waters in the Pacific. They are connected.
How we live, the choices we make, we are connected, too. We can choose to live unselfishly, to care for the earth, and to care for each other. We can make a difference.
— Jim Harris (@JimHarris) September 22, 2014
Sunday, the climate changed.
Here is the story in the New York Times.
And, here is the story in the Chicago Tribune.
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