Celebrities march for climate change awareness
  • By Tuan Anh | dtinews.vn | September 22, 2014 10:57 AM

More than 310,000 people, including a number of celebrities and politicians, marched New York City on September 21 to bring attention to climate change.



Over 310,000 people march

When the People's Climate March was first announced, it was estimated that about 100,000 people would participate, but the event turned out to be more than three times that size. It came about as result of cooperation between 1,572 organisations and activists in the US. People wanted to express desire to protect the environment and to prevent the harmful effects of a warming climate.


 Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson and former President of Ghana John Kufour

The march sent a strong message to political and business leaders, who will attend the UN's Climate Summit on September 23. This year's environmental and climate change summit is said to be the largest to date and will provide a forum for international leaders to discuss solutions to protect and maintain sustainable development.

The march started at Central Park, where several familiar faces were present, such as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio, former US Vice President Al Gore, former President of Ireland Mary Robinson and former President of Ghana John Kufour. A number of celebrities also took part, including Leonardo Di Caprio, Mark Ruffalo, Edward Norton and Sting.

Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo said he wanted the world's leaders to hear the will of the people on this issue. This week, activists across the globe will simultaneously organise 2,700 events in 162 countries addressing environmental issues.

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