Bill McKibben: ‘We Shouldn’t Have To Be Here’

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James Gerken, HuffPo:

An estimated 40,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C. on Sunday for the Forward on Climate Rally on the National Mall. The rally preceded a march to the White House to urge President Barack Obama to take action against climate change and reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

350.org founder Bill McKibben said at the rally, according to a statement, “For 25 years our government has basically ignored the climate crisis: now people in large numbers are finally demanding they get to work.” He added, “We shouldn’t have to be here — science should have decided our course long ago. But it takes a movement to stand up to all that money.”

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Climate Rally In Washington Brought Out 40,000 People, Organizers Estimate

  1. #1 by brewski on February 17, 2013 - 7:25 pm

    Roughly the same number of people who are fans of Christopher Dorner.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/the-christopher-dorner-fan-club-is-more-mainstream-than-youd

  2. #2 by Richard Warnick on February 18, 2013 - 8:41 am

    Um, climate change, brewski. Try to focus. Yesterday was the largest climate rally in U.S. history.

  3. #3 by Barker Willis on February 18, 2013 - 9:37 am

    Not that means a god dammed thing but there are swaths of idiots all over this country richie.
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