The People's Climate March

Everything you need to know about today’s climate march, in tweets.

  The NYC turnout was huge.

 

Some historical perspective.

 There were lots of colorful banners.

Will this one truly be historic?

Science was also on display.

There were some famous faces in the crowd.

And celebrities, too.

The media has a vantage point.


Every movement has agenda-driven opportunists climbing aboard its bandwagon.

Those snickering at today’s event will themselves be mocked one day, says one journalist.

Yeah, this is something to consider. 

An Eco-pragmatist wags his finger.

But I bet this was the dominant sentiment of most marchers.

There was some gloomy news, however.

I suppose that prospect explains why all these people showed up today.

6 Responses to “The People's Climate March”

  1. JH says:

    Looks like we need better STEM education after all.

  2. Sarah Levin says:

    more like 30,000 — at most.

    the 310k came solely from the organizers. Compared with the NYPD estimate of 30k, or compared to the 50 parades per year that are larger, including say the NY Greek Independence day parade, or the NY Dominican Republic Day event, what does that tell you about the organizers and their sense of basic math?

    Almost everyone there were the typical Occupy nuts.

  3. Nom de Plume says:

    Cheap shots are a dime a dozen, and this cynic will refrain from such. But one set of photos are absent – the tons of garbage left behind. Given the stated purpose of the march, that’s a strong disconnect, and raises the question of how many was inspired by genuine concern, or merely taking part in what they see as hip and trendy,

  4. Tom Scharf says:

    “predicted warming: as much as 10º F “which would likely be incompatible with human civilization in its current form”

    Hmmmm….a reasonable reading of this would infer humans are going extinct with a 10F increase. Better tell the people in Miami because they have 20º F higher average temperature than the the people marching in NYC.

    But I guess it must be true because someone tweeted it. Curiously the linked story doesn’t contain these statements. No matter.

    I imagine a “scientist” said this somewhere and backed it up with if we burn coal at the current increasing rate for the next 500 years (wildly more than exists on the planet) and if carbon sensitivity is worse than we thought then we might hit 10F increase and change civilization from its “current form”, whatever that means. Or some such small print.

    What always strikes me as odd is how shamelessly people print (and reprint, and re-tweet) this type of propaganda even when they know it is not an accurate reflection of the state of the science. Even so called science journalists.

    And in the same breath calling people deniers for questioning these exact type of dubious declarations.

    If you wonder why the climate paradoxically is the “biggest challenge facing our generation” and also the lowest voter priority, then this type of “science” might give you a clue. I suggest an investigation into the science of credibility may be warranted.

  5. Buddy199 says:

    Math denier!

  6. Buddy199 says:

    Hey, protest away I say! Regular folks, Communists, Occupy nuts, private jet riding eco-celebrities, some guy pushing a chalk board down the street. Free, unhindered, unthreatened speech is a cornerstone of a vibrant democracy. And as long as you don’t start smashing property or camping in Central Park using it as a latrine it’s also great entertainment for us at home.

    Which brings us to Robert Kennedy Jr., who seems to always pop up at the outer edges of sanity these days:

    “Robert Kennedy Jr. yesterday took to a public protest to rail avidly in favor of censorship. The United States government, Kennedy lamented in an interview with Climate Depot, is not permitted by law to “punish” or to imprison those who disagree with him. Those who contend that global warming “does not exist,” Kennedy claimed, are guilty of “a criminal offense and they ought to be serving time for it.”

    Now he can add Aspiring Tyrant to his colorful resume.

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