Heating Up: Climate Passion on the March

Heating Up: Climate Passion on the March
Published: Sep 30, 2019
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Having just two days ago marched in the Global Climate Strike, with a few million in other places around the world, we thought these photographs of the People's Climate March in 2014 might be of interest. It saw a record 310,000 demonstrators rally in New York as 2,000 similar demonstrations took place around the world ahead of a U.N. Climate Summit. The September 20, 2019 protests were likely the largest climate strikes in world history: organizers reported that over 4 million people participated worldwide. In the second wave of protests on September 27, an estimated 2 million people took part in over 2,400 protests. In two weeks we'll publish a similar photo essay from the September 27 strike.
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[The hard core deniers] are dead wrong about the science, but they understand that if the science is true, it presents a fundamental challenge to our growth-based economic system. — Naomi Klein*

 

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'Before the next wave.' (After Hokusai's The Great Wave off Kanagawa.)

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'Gaia's Fool.'

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'Waiting Sousaphonist.'

The countries of the world have agreed to try to limit the warming to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, which would require that emissions slow down and then largely stop in the next 30 years or so. If they continue on their present course through the century, scientists say, the earth could warm by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit above the preindustrial level, which would likely be incompatible with human civilization as we know it. — Justin Gillis, New York Times, September 21, 2014 

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'Boobs Not Bombs.'

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'System Change, Not Climate Change.'

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'Bee Girl Connecting.'

At the Climate Change Summit today, Zhang Gaoli, the vice-premier of China, said his country was on track to reduce carbon intensity by 40% from 2005 levels by 2020. “As a responsible major developing country, China will make an even greater effort to address climate change and take on international responsibilities that are commensurate with our national conditions.”

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'Outmaneuver Ordinary.'

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'Posing Icebergs.'

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'Falcon and Fracking.'

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LINKS

UN Climate Summit: 4 things to know about the talks

Join a Global Climate Movement

Last Weekend's Climate Marches Around the World

Artists and Climate Change

Climate Change Science

Four Places to Cut Down on Carbon

 

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* Naomi Klein quote from an interview by Adria Vasil in NOW Magazine, Sept. 18-24, 2014.

 

This article first appeared in The Journal of Wild Culture, September 23, 2014.

 

WHITNEY SMITH is the editor of The Journal of Wild Culture, a retired foraging executive, and an avid appreciator of people who dress themselves up beautifully, possibly as a way of losing their fear of having their picture taken.

With thanks to Debra Slack.

 

 

FEEL FREE TO USE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS to your heart's desire for non-commercial purposes. If you do, please include either of these links to the article

http://www.wildculture.com/article/heating-climate-passion-march/1439

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or include this credit: Photograph by Whitney Smith, from 'Heating Up: Climate Passion on the March,' The Journal of Wild Culture, September 23, 2014.  

 

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If anyone who appears in these photographs would like their name mentioned, or, if you wish to have the photograph of you removed, please get in touch: journal [AT] wildculture.com

 

 

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