“HURRICANE IN OCTOBER – CLIMATE SILENCE SHOULD BE OVER!” Sandy the Frankenstorm brings back to action 350.org tweets and old stories. Will the political establishment wake up to the fact that humans (that is US) are changing climate irreversibly? END CLIMATE SILENCE!
from: Duncan Meisel - 350.org organizers at 350.org
We just sent the important email below to everyone on the East Coast — but before you get to it, I wanted to let you know that we’re planning an event to connect the dots between climate change and extreme weather tomorrow, Sunday the 28th, at 4 PM in Times Square, before the subways close and the hurricane arrives in New York.
We have a huge parachute banner that calls out the climate silence in this election that we will hold up in the busiest media hub in the city. We want to send a clear message to the media and our political leaders that we expect them to connect the dots between extreme weather and climate change. We’ll snap some photos from above and share them with the press and politicians as they respond to this storm.
It’s a good looking banner, but we’ll look even stronger with more people who are there to hold it. Can you be there? Click here to RSVP on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/427822367285139/
Here are the details on when and where to meet us:
What: New York City Hurricane Sandy Connect the Dots Event
Where: Times Square – meet at the foot of the red TKTS staircase.
When: Sunday, October 28th, 4 PM
And we went there on SANDY-SUNDAY directly after we listened to the Carnegie Hall concert of the Chinese-American concert and before going to have a Chinese diner.
ON THE PARACHUTE WAS WRITTEN – “END CLIMATE SILENCE!”
DUNCAN MEISEL SPOKE ABOUT - “CLIMATE CHANGE CANNOT BE IGNORED.”
AND THE CROWD CHANTED - “HURRICANE IN OCTOBER – CLIMATE SILENCE SHOULD BE OVER!”
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Duncan Meisel follows upon the Sunday Times Square gathering:
The latest forecast from the Weather Underground: www.wunderground.com/blog/angelafritz/comment.html?entrynum=30
Sandy is setting records because our climate is warmer and weirder than its ever been.
I wanted to write again in the face of this storm to pass along a photo that lots of folks have shared on our Facebook page — it’s a good antidote to the anxiety of waiting around for the storm to arrive.
Yesterday, as hundreds of thousands of people up and down the East Coast began leaving their homes because of the storm, a small group of friends from 350 New York, Occupy Wall St. and the anti-fracking movement gathered in Times Square to send a message to our politicians and the media:
It’s time to end the silence about climate change, and connect the dots between extreme weather and our warming planet.
Here’s the photo:
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|Duncan @duncanwrites||28 Oct|
|Here in Times Sq to prep for @350 #climatesilence action as Sandy arrives. This will be some kind of epic. pic.twitter.com/0TTThZEG|
|Retweeted by 350 dot org and 15 others|
|Bill McKibben @billmckibben||28 Oct|
|so this hottest year ever for u.s. has also seen the hottest month, and now the biggest storm, and the weirdest heatwave. wonder what’s up.|
|Retweeted by 350 dot org and 539 others|