rabble blogs are the personal pages of some of Canada's most insightful progressive activists and commentators. All opinions belong to the writer; however, writers are expected to adhere to our guidelines. We welcome new bloggers -- contact us for details.

Be part of the largest action on climate change in history – Sunday in New York

Be part of the largest action on climate change in history – New York

The Call Out from Environmental Defence by Adam Scott:

Fwd: "Over 100,000 people are expected to attend the People's Climate March in New York City. Thousands more will join community events across North America and around the world as part of a Global Day of Action. Together, we'll raise our voices and call for immediate climate action.

It's perfect timing given that over 120 world leaders are arriving in New York for a landmark U.N. meeting next Tuesday to address the climate crisis.

I'll be walking in the People's Climate March, along with others from the Environmental Defence team. We'll be live tweeting from the March so be sure to follow our Twitter feed.

If you want to join us and thousands of others on this historic day, it's not too late. Information on travelling to New York or finding local community events can be found here. Across Canada, over 70 community events are planned. There's bound to be one near you. And if there isn't, why not host one?

This is a moment that has been building for some time. Across North America, we've witnessed evidence of a rapidly growing and connected climate movement in recent years.

Countless public mobilizations have taken place on a issues including massive opposition to mega oil pipelines like Keystone XL, Northern Gateway, and Energy East; students on hundreds of campuses demanding their schools divest from fossil fuels; widespread opposition to extreme energy like tar sands, deep water and Arctic offshore drilling; numerous protests against fracking; movements opposing mountain top removal for coal mining and strong support for shutting down dirty coal plants. Not to mention hundreds of communities coming together to build climate solutions like non-polluting renewable energy like wind and solar.

People involved in every one of these movements and more are connected by a shared resolve to fight climate change. On Sunday, they will raise their voices in unison to show strength and intention to work together.

This action comes at a crucial time. Climate change is not the distant, future threat it's sometimes made out to be. Serious impacts are being felt around the globe right now. An unprecedented drought in California, more frequent and powerful storms like Hurricane Sandy, wildfires in the Northwest Territories, heavy flooding in Calgary and Toronto, the collapse of the Antarctic ice sheet raising global sea levels. We are all at risk from a warming climate today.

Only through serious action at all levels of our society do we have a narrow window of opportunity to secure a brighter, safer future.

If you haven't joined the movement yet, don't fret – you are most welcome. And now is a great time to join. As the organizers of the event have said, "in order to change everything, we need everyone." We don't have a moment to waste.

This Sunday, join me and thousands of others and raise your voice to call for a better future.

Find out here how you can get involved." 

Thank you for reading this story…

More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.

rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.

So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.

And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.

Comments

We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:

Do

  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.

Don't

  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.