Monday, September 22, 2014

Climate activists filled the streets of New York City today for the People’s Climate March.

People came from across the country and around the world to support meaningful action on climate change just days before world leaders assemble for the UN climate summit. Initial counts estimated march attendance at more than 300,000 people, three times the number predicted by organizers before the event.

The march included representatives from over 1,500 organizations, including students, scientists, faith groups, labor unions, businesses, environmental groups and more.

We talked to just a few participants and asked them to share why they came to march today. The answers we got were inspiring, unique and powerful.

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Harry, Rochester, New York

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“From the Earthsavers, Philippines, UNESCO Artist For Peace — We have to conscienticize the world leaders to agree on the global deal for survivial and keep a safe healthy planet for our children. We are battered by supertyphoons — and we must stop the madness of carbon pollution!” Cecile, Philippines

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Lydia, Syracuse, New York

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Rhea, Onondaga Nation

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Lucia, New Jersey

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“Save Mother Earth.” Byron, Guatemala.

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Stephanie, Brooklyn

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John, West Virginia

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Allison, Brooklyn

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Joe, Brooklyn

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Leonard, Upstate New York

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Mikael, Evanston Illinois

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David, Pennsylvania

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Polly, Pennsylvania

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“Because I live here.” Camilo, Brooklyn

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Karkehron, Mohawk Nation

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Addie, Rochester, New York

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Christine, Maine
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NEW YORK (AP) — The young-adult thriller “The Maze Runner” raced to the box-office top spot with $ 32.5 million, sprinting past Liam Neeson’s “A Walk Among the Tombstones.”

According to studio estimates Sunday, Fox’ “Maze Runner” easily outpaced the $ 13.1 million debut of Neeson’s latest action film for Universal Studios. “The Maze Runner,” adapted from James Dashner’s series of science-fiction YA novels, is being launched as a new franchise, with a sequel already in the works. The Warner Bros. dramedy “This Is Where I Leave You” came in third with $ 11.9 million. The Shawn Levy-directed film failed to be a big draw despite an A-list ensemble cast including Tina Fey, Jason Bateman and Jane Fonda.
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