Global Climate March Shatters Record

Global Climate March Shatters Record
Source: AP
Source: AP

Thousands of people around the world just made climate change history.

Well, sort of. Organizers estimated that Sunday's "People's Climate March" drew 310,000 people to the city, Politico reports, "far exceeding" projections of 100,000 attendees and making the massive procession through Manhattan the largest single climate-related protest in history. 

Tens of thousands of people across 150 countries took to the streets on Sunday for the "People's Climate March" to demand action on climate change from their governments.

Former Vice President Al Gore, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, scientist Jane Goodall and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon joined a throng of activists, scientists, students and elected officials who took to New York City's streets Sunday for a massive march meant to sound the alarm about climate change.

From left, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, primatologist Jane Goodall, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon participate in the People's Climate March in New York Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.
Source: Craig Ruttle/AP
Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo, center left, and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, center right, join participants during the People's Climate March in New York Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.
Source: Craig Ruttle/AP

Heres what the march in New York City looks like from above:


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"It shows we have power,"  Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune told Politico of the march. "It's a diverse coalition. It's broad and it's growing in strength and it's growing in diversity. And it's increasingly impatient at the rate of progress."