Scenes from the People’s Climate March, New York City

I’m back from the People’s Climate March. It was amazing right from the start. The subway uptown was packed with people on their way to the march.

People's Climate March, New York City, September 21, 2014

You could join the parade at a number of points. I chose the front of the American Museum of Natural History. It was this crowded for miles in either direction.

People's Climate March, New York City, September 21, 2014

I couldn’t even see the end of this sign, which could only be seen in its entirety from space.

People's Climate March, New York City, September 21, 2014

I’m posting a lot of shots, but this is nothing compared to the number I took (and the ones that didn’t come out, alas).

People's Climate March, New York City, September 21, 2014

Every possible group imaginable was represented, and people from all over the world.

People's Climate March, New York City, September 21, 2014

This guy trudged painfully the whole way. He represents corporate America, and that is a dish of dry ice behind him. I should have asked for a complete explanation but I was too excited to stop.

People's Climate March, New York City, September 21, 2014

More than once I turned around and felt like I was staring back in time, to the sixties.

People's Climate March, New York City, September 21, 2014

That’s Central Park behind them. “When the moon is in the 7th house …” (Right?)

People's Climate March, New York City, September 21, 2014

Whenever we passed any kind of landmark I took a picture. I’m kicking myself for forgetting to get a shot when we marched passed Fox News, where I’m sure there was a mass spontaneous combustion. That would have been quite the shot!

People's Climate March, New York City, September 21, 2014

Some buildings were completely barricaded off, you couldn’t get near them. Like the Bank of America here. I was very happy to see priests holding signs in front of many of the churches.

People's Climate March, New York City, September 21, 2014

Mermaids. Of course global warning is as important an issue to them as it is to us.

UPDATE: Not mermaids, but the performance group W.I.S.E. doing a performance for climate change called, “Bodies of water and the planetary change.” (You all looked stunning.)

People's Climate March, New York City, September 21, 2014

Lettuce head man. Yeah, I don’t know. He looked good though.

People's Climate March, New York City, September 21, 2014

My old band, Manhattan Samba, was there!!

People's Climate March, New York City, September 21, 2014

I believe her point is that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going in the wrong direction on climate change. I took some video footage, so I might post a film tomorrow. I’m so glad I went!

People's Climate March, New York City, September 21, 2014

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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10 thoughts on “Scenes from the People’s Climate March, New York City

  1. With 60 BILLION food animals on the planet, this should be our first step in the Climate March!
    http://meatonomics.com/

    “As environmental science has advanced, it has become apparent that the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future: deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease.” Worldwatch Institute, “Is Meat Sustainable?”

    “If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains… the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads.” Environmental Defense Fund

    “A 1% reduction in world-wide meat intake has the same benefit as a three trillion-dollar investment in solar energy.” ~ Chris Mentzel, CEO of Clean Energy

    There is one single industry destroying the planet more than any other. But no one wants to talk about it… http://cowspiracy.com

    Step by Step Guide: How to Transition to a Vegan Diet http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/step-by-step-guide-how-to-transition-to-vegan-diet/

  2. I’m glad you went too! We watched it on the news here. Apparently there was quite a contingent of Canadians protesting tar (oil) sands and all that. I see what you mean about the ’60s. Woosh!

  3. Catching up with your blog — loved these photos. Felt right in the midst of everything. This event was downplayed in the news media, imo. Sad. However, it shows thousands and thousands DO care about what is happening with climate change!

  4. I’m sorry for the misidentification! I corrected my post. You did an amazing job, loved the clothes and makeup. The other pictures on your Facebook page were incredible. I loved the one from behind, looking through … not sure what to call them, wings?

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