People’s Climate Movement – March 2016, Chicago
© Photos by Nancy Bechtol, APA photojournalist – People’s Climate Movement Chicago. Oct 14, 2015 Clean Air, Clean Jobs, Climate Justice! The People gathered at Old St. Pat’s Church to hear speakers, before taking to the streets. Over 800 people in the March Downtown/ Starting at 700 W Adams, then marching to Haymarket Square, down Adams then a closing vigil at the Thompson Center, State of Ill. Building. 82 photos
Dear Leaders: TAKE CLIMATE ACTION NOW
Watch & Share “Climate Reality Project” Video – An International Call for Action.
Use your voice. Let the world know the reality of climate change. Explore the actions below and get vocal with your friends, family, and community today.
There’s so much power the world has but we just don’t do anything. This isn’t just us. This is the future generation as a whole.
The overwhelming majority of the world’s climate scientists agree: man-made climate change is a reality. Unless we act now, temperatures will rise beyond our control.
THERE ARE REAL DANGERS
We’re looking at a future of seas climbing up our shores; devastating floods, droughts, and storms becoming more frequent facts of life; seasons changing beyond recognition; and dangerous consequences for our health we’re only beginning to understand.
IT’S OUR DUTY
We have a moral responsibility to each other and to our children to address this crisis. This is our one beautiful and deeply precious home.
WE HAVE THE MEANS
We know how to stop climate change, and we have the tools to do it. We start by ditching the dirty fossil fuels devastating our climate and our health and switching to clean, reliable, and affordable renewable energies like wind and solar.
IT MAKES ECONOMIC SENSE
Changing technology means renewables keep getting cheaper, more accessible, and more widespread everywhere from rooftops to power plants. Renewable energy costs the same or less than energy from fossil fuels. In 2014, numerous countries’ economies grew while their carbon emissions levels dropped.
WE’RE DOING IT TOGETHER
We’re bringing together people from all walks of life and corners of the earth to support a strong climate agreement in Paris that puts us on the path to zero carbon emissions and the healthy and prosperous future we want. When the world speaks with one voice, our leaders have to listen.
The next generation asks world leaders:
Why do we continue doing nothing while these drastic climate changes are already claiming people’s lives?
Why wait until it’s too late to use the fossil fuels?
Why do we continue to scour the globe for the last of the dwindling resources?
The drought… the dredging of the Great Barrier Reef… the deforestation of Tasmania
Why not focus the attention on increasing the efficiency of renewable energy sources?
Why not inform and engage the students of this generation to act on climate change?
Why not be committed to the future of your people?
Why not now?
Take action now.