I spent election week in Washington DC with the folks from the Beyond Extreme Energy actions. Many of these brave climate warriors walked thousands of miles across the country to deliver a message that it's time to end fracking and all other extreme forms of energy extraction that are damaging our climate.
NPR is still refusing to drop the sponsored ads from the fracking industry. So I'm headed back to their DC office with a lot more friends. Can you back us up?
You have to see it to believe it. A giant Carbon bubble, a polar bear and 1,000 people led by visionary writer Naomi Klein and inspired by her new book This Changes Everything, took over Wall Street for a day to demonstrate that unchecked Capitalism (at least the fossil-fueled kind) is destroying our climate.
But it wasn't just a protest. Flood Wall Street also demonstrated some important ways that we can build a new economy - just, fair, and without pollution - by working together.
It’s usually quite hard to render me speechless, to leave me in a state where I am of few words...yet I have only one word to describe what I experienced yesterday...WOW!!! When I interviewed Caroline Murray, Lead Organizer for the People’s Climate March, this past Thursday (Please check our website/Facebook page for extended footage of the interview soon), she indicated how happy she would be with an attendance of 100 to 150,000 marchers. How wrong she was; how wrong we all were....