Skip to comments.US Protesters Urge Obama to Act on Global Warming
Posted on 02/17/2013 2:27:10 PM PST by lbryce
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Washington Sunday to generate pressure on President Barack Obama to take concrete measures to fight global warming.
Waving banners and signs with slogans like "What will be your climate legacy?" the protesters called on Obama to reject the $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline that would bring oil from Canada to Texas, and order the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set carbon standards for power plants.
"We want to challenge president Obama to be a main actor as opposed to being a puppet of the big oil companies," Canadian-born actress Evangeline Lilly, star of TV's "Lost," told AFP. "It's about telling him his speech did not fall in deaf ears."
The event at the National Mall was organized by local and national environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, under an umbrella group named Forward on Climate.
"It's time for the country to wake up, the US has been dragging its feet too long," said Mimi Brody, one of the protesters.
Among the protesters was Nolan Gould, the 14 year-old star of the TV series "Modern Family."
"I'm very hopeful things will change for kids and we'll start realizing we need to take it even further -- take further steps to save this world, because it's all we have and it's not fair to mess it up," Gould told AFP.
"It's by far, by far, the biggest rally on climate in US history," environmental activist Bill McKibben told the crowd as it assembled at the Washington Monument at the Mall. Organizers said that protesters had arrived aboard buses from 28 states.
Van Jones, a one-time Obama adviser on the environment, was strident in his demand for change.
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Carbon taxing is nothing more than monetizing thin air and will lead to absolute control.
AGW knotheads out protesting in the middle of a deep freeze sweeping east. Environmentalism = Marxism
That just reminded me of the crap I hear my grandkids come home from school with. They are being continually indoctrinated. Fortunately, "Papa" is here to staighten them out. And, they love their "Papa". :)
In mediaspeak, this means there were 7 protesters and 3 senior citizen tourists who passed by them.
I wonder how many of those protesters actually have a job.
Protesting is a professional job. Just wonder if they’re paid minimum wage and have medical benefits?
You ain’t kiddin’ brother. You can find ads in newspapers published by the Ganett Publishing Group( bunch of liberal twits) or New York’s “Village Voice’’ asking for ‘’activists needed’’ for this or that. Some pay ‘’car fare’’, ‘expenses’’,etc. or offer lunch. It’s real I’m telling you.
and they are/were probably aging hippies ‘70’s types trying to relieve their “radical” bowel movements upon the public, with the idea they are smarter than the average citizen because they were educated at an overrated college with a useless degree in social science or libral “f”arts.
The same people one sees at local land use meetings spouting junk science clap trap like biodiversity and conservation biology.
Biodiversity and conservation biology are junk science!!???
CRAP!!! I wasted 4 years in college for that!!