Activists worldwide push for leaving the fossil fuel age behind
"The planet has been stuck for too long with governments doing nothing about the biggest problem we've ever faced, This is the day when people will get the earth moving, rolling towards the solutions we need."
- Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org
On six continents, in over 75 percent of the world's countries, people came out en masse yesterday to attend over 2,000 events to demonstrate the power of renewable energy to combat global climate change.
As apart of the 'Moving Planet' campaign organized by 350.org, activists created a giant human-windmill in Paris, gave out bike lessons in Buenos Aires, practiced evacuation measure in the Pacific island of Tuvalu imperiled by rising sea levels, and marched in Cape Town for a strong agreement at the next UN climate meeting hosted in Durban, South Africa.
Speakers at a rally in New York City. Photo by: Josh Lopez.