People's Climate March draws massive crowd
On Sunday morning, protesters from all over the United States and the world are converging on Manhattan to demand that global leaders take action to avert catastrophic climate change. Earlier this week Bill McKibben, founder of the environmental group 350.org, projected that the march would consist of “hundreds of thousands” of participants.
The march takes place just days before the United Nations’ 2014 Climate Summit at its headquarters in Midtown Manhattan. At a press conference one week prior to the summit, which will take place on Tuesday, UN Assistant Secretary-General Robert C. Orr said it would be “the largest gathering of global leaders in history on the subject of climate change.”