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Hundreds Of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City

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NEW YORK -- More than 300,000 people turned out for the People's Climate Marchin New York City on Sunday, just days before many of the world's leaders are expected to debate environmental action at the United Nations climate summit.
Early reports from event organizers are hailing the turnout as the largest climate march in history, far bigger than the Forward on Climate rally held in Washington, D.C., last year. High-profile environmentalists including Bill McKibben, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Goodall and Vandana Shiva marched alongside policymakers such as Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and former Vice President Al Gore were also there, and more than 550 buses carried in people from around the country.


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Quite possible the biggest climate march in history was held today in NYC! But what they are protesting for (policy changes to offset climate change), is all a farce! :lamo
 

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Good stuff, one of these days the deniers will wake up.

One of these days....
 

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Good stuff, one of these days the deniers will wake up.

One of these days....

Will that be before or after the waters recede from covering Long Island? Long Island has been covered with water from melting Arctic ice the last 20 years , right? The "Global Warming" lemmings sure are cute.
 

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Hmm... I guess you need a march and social pressure when you don't have facts.
 

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Hmm... I guess you need a march and social pressure when you don't have facts.

Wait! 97% of scientists are in on a conspiracy with green energy! I forgot!
 

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Hmm... I guess you need a march and social pressure when you don't have facts.

Hmm... Are you saying there's no evidence that the world's climate is warming?
 

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I see nothing inherently wrong with this. I do believe global warming is a thing, but that does not mean that the government should do anything. If these people stopped petitioning the Government to step in and regulate and appeal straight to the companies that they believe are ruining the environment, this could be fought much more effectively. The US government can only do so much. If, on the other hand, people work together to force the hand of large corporations by using market forces, then this issue could be solved much more efficiently.
 

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Umm, does anyone happen to notice there are 8.16 million people populating just that one very liberal city. Even if the entire crowd is from there it only represents a small part of, again, that one very liberal city.
 

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Look at all those petroleum products being used. Hypocrites.
 

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Guess how those hundreds of thousands of protesters got to their demonstration, planes trains and automobiles. Now guess how they will get home.:lamo
 

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Even as I accept the general scientific understanding of climate change, including the anthropogenic contribution, I'm not sure this march was the most effective way to go about the issue. That there were many non-climate-related messages only muddies the overall message on the scientific understanding of climate change. Attacks on nuclear power, capitalism, etc., may actually strengthen opposition to realistic climate change policy initiatives. If policy makers and the general public are presented with the position that one can only address climate change by abandoning market economics, that position will prove non-viable. Even as there are limitations e.g., externalities, associated with market economics, no better system has been devised and one cannot dismiss the enormous standard of living benefits that have been produced from a more market-oriented arrangement. Realistic and balanced policy approaches, not purist demands, offer the most promising prospect of moving away from "business as usual" in the longer-run. I don't believe this march contributed toward that end.
 

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Hmm... Are you saying there's no evidence that the world's climate is warming?

That is not the point. The Earth's climate is constantly changing, it does not remain static. The Earth has been covered in molten rock, and it has been covered in ice. Is it still warming, or cooling now? Do we have the power to change the planet's climate? I think not. So self important...

 

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Just proves the climate scare is good for the economy. These people spent a lot of money in NY I bet!
 
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