More Than 300,000 March for Action on Climate Change in NY

Using crowd spotters and a mathematician, organizers of the People’s Climate March estimate that about 311,000 people marched yesterday through the streets of Manhattan for action on climate change.

Hopefully this show of public concern will spur some action at the upcoming United Nations climate change summit.

But as The Guardian reports today, the U.N. climate summit is neglecting the largest thing on the planet, a thing that literally surrounds Manhattan Island– the sea. Acidification of the ocean and a loss of species will make the ocean far less helpful as a carbon sink, and, the writers argue, the ocean as a subject must be included in any discussion of global climate.

 

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