Although the exact numbers are not known for sure, but it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of people came together in New York City for the People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21, 2014. The demonstrators are concerned about the global impact of climate change. According to the Huffington Post, early reports from event organizers are hailing the turnout as,” the largest climate march in history, far bigger than the Forward on Climate rally held in Washington, D.C., last year.”
As you would expect the event drew big name celebrities and climate activists such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Evangeline Lilly, Al Gore, Sting and Edward Norton. DiCaprio also gave a speech at the United Nations Climate Summit on Tuesday, September 24, 2014 to 120 world leaders including President Barack Obama. (Watch DiCaprio address the United Nations)
“I stand before you not as an expert, but as a concerned citizen, one of the 400,000 people who marched in the streets of New York on Sunday and the billions of others around the world who want to solve our climate crisis,” DiCaprio said, referring to Sunday’s global People’s Climate March. “As an actor, I pretend for a living. I play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems. I believe mankind has looked at climate change in that same way: as if it were a fiction. As if pretending that climate change wasn’t real would somehow make it go away. But I think we know better than that now.”
The people of the world made their voices heard last Sunday. Now we want to hear from you. Where do you stand on climate change? Let us know below.