Last Saturday I went to London’s Climate Change march.
I like the idea of strolling down and even sitting on the normally super-busy and car-invaded streets of London to draw attention to an issue I believe needs attention NOW.
Climate change as in human-caused climate change, as analysed on the NASA website (I think it’s a pretty good source), climate change which is causing rising sea levels and extreme weather.
It was a beautiful day and I took pictures of some of the people there on our way from Lincoln’s Inn Fields to Parliament Square.
There were all sorts of messages at the Climate Change: Time to Act! march:
fooditical (yes, that’s definitely a word)…
clean energy calls…
support from creative youngsters…
the home-made banners were the best!
the physical approach: let’s sit on the Strand for a bit! 😛
some paused in front of Downing Street’s gate…
more banners and music in front of Big Ben instead of queues of traffic… and what a sky!
there were speeches in Parliament Square…did they hear us?
What I liked about the speeches was that the tone was overall positive.
The ones I heard were not about the damaged done to the planet and pessimistic facts, it was all about how we can still make a positive change, right now, for our planet, our home!
I understand that some prioritise profit over endangering the planet, I get it. I don’t agree with it but I know some people are like that. But then I think: so once planet Earth is sizzling, full of rubbish and shit, what is having money going to do? Will it still be worth it then?
Some had banners or wrote messages on behalf of their small children, even unborn babies, asking to please protect our planet: they have not done anything wrong: why should they live on a planet which is under threat and face all these problems?
What can we do to ensure Paris’s December 2015 summit has a clear positive outcome for the planet and for us on it?
Time to Act 2015‘s page has some videos of inspiring speeches that took place on Saturday, have a look!
Let’s use technology to have green energy, reduce carbon emissions and create green and sustainable jobs! 😀
Another day another chance to rescue 😀 (thank you Enter Shikari)
What do you think of the Climate Change march?
What do you think is the best way to make a change and act on climate change?