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September 21, 2014

Mother Earth Isn't White … and Other Climate Change Protest Pics That Caught Our Eye

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If the status quo is largely white, Mother Earth isn’t.

…Or, enough sightseeing, time to do something.

Science!

— Sarah Leonard (@sarahrlnrd) September 21, 2014

Ferguson Climate Change

Ferguson persists, this sign linking social and environmental violence. Perhaps the “hands up” gesture has endurance too. You can build up a lot of anger when either resistance or compliance can do you in.

Damon Winter

Energy dissipates when it turns to the institutions?

Cycle of life.

(photo 1: Mel Evans/AP. caption: A large mother earth float is rolled along 42nd Street in New York during a climate change march Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change. photo 2: Sarah Leonard/@sarahrlnrd/Twitter. caption: Science! photo 3: Jason DeCrow/AP. caption: Demonstrators make their way down Sixth Avenue in New York during the People’s Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The march, along with similar gatherings scheduled in other cities worldwide, comes two days before the United Nations Climate Summit, where more than 120 world leaders will convene for a meeting aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. photo 4: Damon Winter/The New York Times. caption: A man carried a United Nations flag on Central Park South. photo 5: Andrew Burton/Getty Images. caption: People protest for greater action against climate change during the People’s Climate March on September 21, 2014 in New York City. The march, which calls for drastic political and economic changes to slow global warming, has been organized by a coalition of unions, activists, politicians and scientists.)

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