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75,000 March for the Climate — Poster of the Week

People’s Climate March

Sierra Club

Josh DeWare

Offset, 2014

New York, NY


The 2014 People’s Climate March in New York City was the largest climate march in history, with over 400,000 people demanding action to end the climate crisis. The march coincided with a United Nations summit held in New York that week. Organizers intended to show the environmental justice movement’s power to the world leaders attending the summit. Over 2,600 solidarity events were hosted in 162 countries.

This past Sunday, September 17th, 75,000 people flooded the streets of New York City for the March to End Fossil Fuels. The rally kicked off a week of protests happening in conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly, which is hosting world leaders this week to discuss the climate. It was the largest climate mobilization since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. More than 700 grassroots groups demanded President Biden declare a climate emergency, stop federal funding of fossil fuel projects, and build a clean energy future.

This Wednesday, September 20th, was the first-ever United Nations Climate Ambition Summit, in which countries presented their plans to phase out fossil fuel productions. Notable absentees include President Biden, Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin, Emmanuel Macron, and Rishi Sunak–all leaders of countries that are top producers of carbon emissions.

While this was the largest climate march since the start of the pandemic, it is nearly a quarter the size of 2014’s march. A UN climate report released this month cited 2025 as the deadline for global greenhouse gas emissions to peak (and then reduce by nearly half by 2030). The world needs to flood the streets demanding a greener future for its children.

It’s now or never.


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