Climate Progress reported that more than 310,000 climate activists descended on New York yesterday for the People’s Climate March, while Politico’s Elana Schor put the count at nearly 400,000, after organizers predicted 100,000 to 150,000 for an event to mark tomorrow’s UN climate summit. In its morning roundup Monday, Politico reported that “Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio, and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon joined a larger-than-expected throng of activists, scientists, students, and elected officials who took to New York City’s streets Sunday for a massive march meant to sound the alarm about climate change.” Schor called the protest a “coming-out party for a new breed of environmentalism—one that’s louder and rowdier than the old-school greens who dominated the movement when Barack Obama entered the White House.” Noted Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in an interview with Climate Progress: “The beautiful thing about the process right now is that it’s both bottom up and top down.”. Phillips reported that 2,646 other events in 156 countries drew hundreds of thousands of marchers; other media cited rallies from Paris to Papua New Guinea. “The next time you hear someone say ‘no one gives a shit about climate change,’ show them this photo,” tweeted Mother Jones magazine. (And there were so many photos from around the world.)
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