Wednesday, September 17, 2014

‘People’s Climate March’ coming to Ketchum

Local protest to coincide with New York City events


By TONY EVANS
Express Staff Writer

    On Sunday, Sept. 21, world leaders will arrive in New York City for a United Nations Summit on Global Warming.
    Wood River Valley residents will join many around the nation to encourage their efforts to avoid further environmental degradation from climate change.
    On Saturday, Sept. 20, local activists will host a screening of “Disruption,” a 52-minute film that highlights the potential consequences of ignoring                 climate change, at 4 p.m. at The Community Library in Ketchum.
    The film features well-known environmental leaders such as Bill McKibben and former NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen, and documents activists’ efforts to mobilize people.
    During the Sept. 23 day-long summit, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is expected to urge governments to support an ambitious global agreement that would dramatically reduce pollution linked to global warming by 2015, enough to limit the rise in global temperature to a less than 2 degrees Celsius.
     “Climate change is not a far-off problem,” states the U.N. Climate Summit website. “It is happening now and is having very real consequences on people’s lives. Climate change is disrupting national economies, costing us dearly today and even more tomorrow.  But there is a growing recognition that affordable, scalable solutions are available now that will enable us all to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies.”
    McKibben, the founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, has organized followers to participate in a “People’s Climate March” protest in New York City to draw attention to the issue. McKibben is the author of “The End of Nature, Fight Global Warming Now.”
    Over 1,000 businesses, unions, faith groups, schools, social justice groups, and environmental groups are scheduled to participate in the march.
    A news release issued by Blaine County residents Alexandra Delis-Abrams and Ann Christensen states that a rally to coincide with McKibben’s march will take place at the Town Square in Ketchum at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept.  21.
    “Through working together ... our demand is for action, not words:  take the action necessary to create a world with an economy that works for people and the planet,” the news release states.
    “We are a little community but we care,” said Delis-Abrams.




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