Dear Center Supporter,
This changes everything.
More than 400,000 people marched through the streets of New York City yesterday demanding climate justice and climate action. Many arrived by the Center for Biological Diversity's cross-country People's Climate Train. It was the biggest anti-global warming protest in history.
Today thousands will march to Wall Street, bringing the message home to the seat of global corporate power: Carbon pollution and carbon profits are killing the planet. The people will no longer let coal, oil, gas, transportation and agribusiness lobbyists block desperately needed action to stop greenhouse gas pollution.
My colleague Peter Galvin and I, along with hundreds of other peaceful, nonviolent protestors, will be blocking hedge-fund managers and stock traders from using their weapons of climate destruction for several hours. We'll likely be arrested, joining a long history of civil disobedience in the name of justice going back to Martin Luther King in the 1960s and Henry David Thoreau in the 1850s.
Global warming is cooking the Earth, acidifying the ocean, destroying human communities and driving species extinct. The poor are being hit the hardest and fastest, while the wealth-brokers and industry captains of Wall Street continue to rake in short-term profits by polluting the planet.
A night in jail is a minor inconvenience compared to the pain of villages overwhelmed by rising oceans, farmers ravaged by drought, hundreds of thousands forced to migrate by lack of water and destroyed infrastructure, and billions lacking the resources to deal with a dangerously heating, unstable climate.
Peter and I are proud to join arms with thousands of people seeking justice for all and willing to risk arrest to bring their demands to Wall Street, where they need to be heard.
Help us fight,
Center for Biological Diversity
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