400,000 Converge on Manhattan to Demand Climate Change Action   Leave a comment

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At the People’s Climate March in New York Sunday, a four-foot-tall walking banana passionately articulating his feelings about wind turbines.

“They can make things run just by the wind,” said 9-year old Danny Haemmerle, who dressed up as the yellow fruit to attend the march with his family. “And my parents don’t have to pay as much,” added his brother Eddie Haemmerle, 11, sporting a lime green wig.

The Haemmerles were joined by an estimated 400,000-strong crowd that flooded the streets of Manhattan to demand UN action on global warming–a showing that quadrupled expected attendance and made the march the largest climate protest in history and largest social demonstration of the last decade.

Timed to coincide with the UN Summit on climate change, which meets this week to discuss an international carbon emissions agreement, the demonstration was an international effort with 2,646 events in more than 150 countries, attended by…

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Posted September 21, 2014 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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