A warm day in New York City brought 400,000 people together across social, economic, racial, gender, age, and ability divisions for a massive march through Manhattan. The purpose was to once again draw attention to changing climate and to show world leaders attending the UN climate summit that their citizens are expecting action to prevent a climate catastrophe. The vast array of signs and banners gives a fractional representation of the wide spectrum of humanity attending the event.
From the http://www.peoplesclimate.org website…
“To Change Everything, We Need Everyone.
On September 23rd, heads of state are gathering to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we are taking a weekend and using it to bend the course of history.
In New York City there is an unprecedented climate march – in size, beauty, and impact. Around the world people are taking action at over 2,700 events in more than 150 countries to demand Action, Not Words. We are demanding the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.
This summit is historic – and so is this mobilization. Because the fight against climate change is about us – the people who are standing up in our communities, to organise, to build power, and to shift power to a just, safe, peaceful world.”
The gallery below is a selection of my favorite shots from the Peoples Climate March in NYC on September 21st, 2014. The additional photos can be found here…https://www.flickr.com/photos/jagarlandphotography/sets/72157647544180509/
See the link below for the rest of the gallery on Flickr…