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(CNN) -- Tens of thousands of people marched through Manhattan sounding an urgent call for action to reverse global climate change Sunday.
One marcher's sign read "cut your emissions or you'll sleep with the fishes."
The "People's Climate March" in New York was billed as the largest of several protests held around the world two days before the start of the United Nations' Climate Summit.
Heirs to the Rockefeller family, which made its vast fortune from oil, are to sell investments in fossil fuels and reinvest in clean energy, reports say.
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is joining a coalition of philanthropists pledging to rid themselves of more than $50 bn (£31 bn) in fossil fuel assets.
The announcement will be made on Monday, a day before the UN climate change summit opens on Tuesday.
Some 650 individuals and 180 institutions have joined the coalition.
originally posted by: BunnyMars
People came from "all over the world" to march against the negative affects of pollution? I wonder how much of a carbon footprint this parade of hipocrisy produced?
I compost, recycle, ride the train, and am conscious of my water usage, so I'm all for showing mama Earth some TLC but I also wouldn't bring cocktails to an AA meeting. Yanno?
originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: the2ofusr1
I suggest you read this thread about that video. Another "sting" video fail from James O'Keefe.
originally posted by: charles1952
The reason why "Marchers sound urgent call . . ." is because they're losing momentum and popular support.
I'll leave you with this oldie but goodie to ponder - 'Hide the decline'.
originally posted by: LDragonFire
a reply to: Krazysh0t
So the cost related to run away climate change would force us to rebuild society. Waiting to rebuild society until its too late will be difficult. Beginning now when we still have a opportunity would be much better.
The bible claims in the end many will be deceived, perhaps God knew what would happen. Perhaps God knew money and economy and industry would lead to our destruction, by damaging our environment. We have the choice to act or to do nothing. Have you been deceived by propaganda, would you recognize this if it was staring you in the face, or is being a energy voter enough for you?
Doing something will cost us money. but the rewards of a clean Earth would benefit everyone.
Doing nothing could lead to our extinction, is profit worth it? profit for a few?
Poll #1: "According to a paper published in the April 2012 edition of Nature Climate Change, the results of 74 different opinion surveys from 2002-2010 show US public concern about climate change reached a high point of 54% in 2007 and declined to about 44% in 2010."
Poll #2: "Swedish politicos ‘don’t buy climate change’...Six of ten local politicians in Sweden doubt whether human activity is to blame for global warming, a new study has found."
Poll #3: "Gallup asked Americans to say how much they worry about each of seven environmental problems. All show significantly less worry today than in 2000, when worry was at or near its high point for each item...Concern about global warming is lowest of the seven environmental issues tested..."
Poll #4: "'Fewer Americans today believe there is a scientific consensus than did so during the 2000s... after peaking in 2010, public skepticism about global warming softened slightly in 2011, and remains at lower level this year...Today's level of belief that global warming is similar to what Gallup found in 1997 & from 2001-2005' -- 42% say media exaggerate the seriousness, a higher amount than it was for much of the past decade'"
Poll #5: "According to the Lowy Institute's annual poll, Australians are losing their conviction on climate change. The last poll, published in June 2011 showed that just 41 per cent of those polled agreed with the statement, "Global warming is a serious and pressing problem. We should begin taking steps now even if this involves significant costs" down from a whopping 68 per cent in 2006."