An international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of New York City on Sunday, 21 September, easily exceeding organizers’ hopes for the largest protest on the issue in history.


Organizers estimated that some 310,000 people, including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and actor Leonardo DiCaprio joined the People’s Climate March, ahead of Tuesday’s United Nations hosted summit in the city to discuss reducing carbon emissions that threaten the environment.


The New York rally followed similar events in 166 countries including Britain, France, Afghanistan and Bulgaria. Organizers said another 270,000 people had participated in related events outside New York.


"The march numbers are beating our wildest expectations," said Ricken Patel, executive director of activist group Avaaz, which organized the march. "Climate change is not a green issue anymore, it’s an everybody issue."


"This is the planet where our subsequent generations will live," Ban Ki-moon told reporters. "There is no ’Plan B,’ because we do not have ’Planet B.’" (Reuters)



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