Marchers take to streets to demand action on climate change

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:30 PM
Author: Megan Rowling and Laurie Goering
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Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in towns and cities across Europe on Sunday, calling for strong and urgent action to tackle climate change from world leaders who will attend a U.N. summit focusing on the issue next week.

 

  • Climate marchers set off along the seafront in Barcelona, carrying a banner calling for "100 percent renewable energy", in Spain's Catalonia region, on Sept. 21, 2014.

  • A march for climate action in Barcelona ended with a meditation session along the beach, in Spain's Catalonia region, Sept. 21, 2014.

  • Climate marchers form a globe mosaic with a dove on a green heart as they walk along the seafront in Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 21, 2014.

  • Children join a march for climate change action, in Barcelona, Spain, on Sept. 21, 2014.

  • Marchers carrying signs saying, ";Carbon cuts, not job cuts" walk down Whitehall street toward Big Ben and Parliament as part of a London march to call for action on climate change, on Sept. 21, 2014.

  • A young child holds a sign saying, "Save my planet" at a London march to call for action on climate change, on Sept. 21, 2014.

  • Marchers carrying signs saying, "London 100 percent clean energy" and "Say no to fracking" wait to begin a London march to call for action on climate change, on Sept. 21, 2014.

  • Marchers from religious groups carry a sign calling for divestment from fossil fuels as part of a London march to call for action on climate change, on Sept. 21, 2014.

  • Members of a community clean energy group march under a banner near the River Thames as part of a London march to call for action on climate change, on Sept. 21, 2014.

  • A person dressed as a polar bear marches as part of a Greenpeace contingent at a London march to call for action on climate change, on Sept. 21, 2014.

  • A Greenpeace continent marches as part of a London march to call for action on climate change, on Sept. 21, 2014.

  • An ice sculpture in New York's Madison Square Park, Sept. 21, 2014. TRF/Maria Caspani

  • People hold sunflower-shaped signs as they march in New York on Sept. 21, 2014. TRF/Maria Caspani

  • A woman holds a sign during a march demanding action on climate change in New York City, Sept. 21. TRF/Maria Caspani

  • A sign against fracking is seen in New York, Sept. 21, 2014. TRF/Maria Caspani

  • Women taking part in a march demanding action on climate change posed for a picture in New York City's Upper West Side, Sept. 21, 2014. TRF/Maria Caspani

  • Climate marchers set off along the seafront in Barcelona, sporting white T-shirts and green hearts, in Spain's Catalonia region, on Sept. 21, 2014.

  • Climate marchers gather around a globe mosaic with a dove on a green heart on the seafront in Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 21, 2014.

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