Climate Change Prompts Protests, is Action to Follow?

September 23, 2014 1:14 AM

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Climate change brings with it searing wildfires, unbearable drought, rising seas and more deadly tornadoes, threatening not just entire species and ecosystems but human well being as well. And while a host of studies have recently come out warning of these imminent problems unless drastic measures are taken, the world seems to still be two steps behind. So environmentalists have taken to the New York City streets this week in protest against world leaders who they believe have lost sight of their vows to take action against climate change, hopefully creating enough inertia to renew their efforts.

The protests precede the United Nation's (UN) Climate Summit 2014, during which 120 world leaders will convene Tuesday to hopefully restore political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015.

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