Indians rally against climate change ahead of UN talks

Indian school children take part in the People's Climate March ahead of the UN Climate Summit, to demand progress in the falteri
Indian school children take part in the People's Climate March ahead of the UN Climate Summit, to demand progress in the faltering talks, in New Delhi on September 20, 2014

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in New Delhi on Saturday, calling on the Indian government and world leaders to take urgent steps against climate change at a high-stakes UN summit next week.

Carrying placards that read "I want to save forests" and "Coal kills", around 300 protesters shouted slogans and danced to pounding drum beats.

The protest came a day ahead of a massive rally planned Sunday in New York called the "People's Climate March", with some 2,000 other marches planned around the world, including in London, Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Melbourne.

Organisers are seeking to put pressure on world leaders meeting at a United Nations summit in New York on Tuesday aimed at injecting momentum into struggling efforts to tackle global warming.

US President Barack Obama is to outline his vision for limiting at the meeting, the first of its kind since the Copenhagen summit collapsed in disarray in 2009.

But key polluters China and India are sending lower-level representatives in a move seen as reducing the summit's authority.

Some of the demonstrators in the Indian capital on Saturday sported tiger costumes to underline declining tiger numbers across the subcontinent.

Other protesters sported blue, black and yellow T-shirts and carried matching umbrellas.

The blue stood for water, black for coal and yellow for energy, organisers explained.

Experts warn that could spark shorter, heavier monsoons in India, meaning greater flooding, as well as hotter weather in a part of the globe where the mercury already soars.


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Sep 20, 2014
We are at war.
But, I am brave. You are too. Whatever the cost, we shall defend our island planet, whatever the cost may be, I shall fight on the beaches, I shall fight on the landing grounds, I shall fight in the fields and in the streets, I shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender to the fossil fuel foe. It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. This is our ultimate challenge, the stuff that epic history is made of. Don't stay home and watch it on the tellie. Be there and share. Be brave.

Peoples Climate March: NYC 9.21.14

Sep 20, 2014
Protesting the Changing Climate;
"The March of the Goose Stepping Greenzi's is banging their drums to change the evil neocon's weather; the weather that is killing the planet for billons of helpless children they have had to condemn to the neocon's greenhouse gas ovens of an exaggerated crisis."
Who's the neocon now?
32 years of science never saying "proven" was anything you wanted it to be, except sustainable in "belief" for another three decades

Sep 21, 2014
Protesting the Changing Climate;
"The March of the Goose Stepping Greenzi's is banging their drums to change the evil neocon's weather; the weather that is killing the planet for billons of helpless children they have had to condemn to the neocon's greenhouse gas ovens of an exaggerated crisis."
Who's the neocon now?
32 years of science never saying "proven" was anything you wanted it to be, except sustainable in "belief" for another three decades

Yawn.

Sep 21, 2014
I want to know if mememine69 will tell his kids and grandkids he was partially responsible for us not saving the Earth.


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