[ View the story "The politics of climate change" on Storify] The politics of climate change What should be expected in the global attempt to fight greenhouse emissions?
The Stream· Tue, Sep 23 2014 16:29:12
“No plan B as there is no planet B,” that’s the message from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. More than 100 world leaders are
in New York this week to discuss commitments ahead of the upcoming international climate negotiations in Paris next year. However, as time runs out for action, many countries have made little effort to
global greenhouse gas emissions. Can the planet afford political theatre when it comes to solving climate change?
Ahead of the UN summit, hundreds of thousands of protesters around the world last weekend
a message to their leaders that they want action now. The
as the largest climate action in history, taking place around the globe in at least 100 cities. One of the largest marches was in New York City. Some estimates suggest more than 300,000 people attended.
People's Climate March - Aerial Footagepeoplesclimatemarch
The march was
as a broad coalition of environmental groups, labour unions, students, corporations and NGOs. Meant to pressure global leaders to act, at 1:00 pm protesters
as much noise as they could to "sound the alarm" on climate change.
People's Climate March -- 1 PM Yell (Amazing Sound!)shaleshock
The last #climatemarch marcher is finally done, 6 hours later. What a day!Bill McKibben
But not everyone was
the Peoples' Climate March was anything more than a street spectacle.
Skeptical abt #ClimateChange march tmw (/not/ an invitation to be convinced) BUT #floodeverywhere action sounds cool
action planned for Monday, unlike the Peoples' Climate March, had a more confrontational tone, with protesters putting Wall Street and capitalism in their cross hairs. Without police
, at least a thousand people
on New York's financial district to make the connection between the financial sector and environmental devastation.
#FloodWallStreet 2014 September 22 Wall Street Shut Down - Sit in - People's Climate Marchnewyorkrawvideos
Today at #floodwallstreet in #nyc - protestors clashed with #nypd / #peoplesclimatemarchThisIsFusion
#Climate activists surround #wallstreet. RT @John_PaulK: #FloodWallStreet #birdseyeview. #actnow
Many people are frustrated with the political inaction in the face of climate change and the catastrophe it brings. The Stream asked its online community for thoughts on the matter.
I'd like to see recognition that to ignore CC is fiscally foolish & socially irresponsible. oz govt are anti science ideologuesSir Mullet of Bogan
@AJStream The US is the biggest culprit followed by China, those two should lead.ali
@AJStream un is doing nthg i wish it could perform duties honestly so there wdnt have been any war in the world
Un is handicapped.khurram shahzad
@OmarBaddar @AJStream I first heard about climate change when I was 10. In 1988. The only real Q is "why the delay?"Sally Strange
“@AJStream: What kind of action would you like to see from the international community on #ClimateJustice?” Any, some!John Edginton