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Thousands gather in the streets of NYC taking action on Climate Change

Picture by Ms.Sackstein
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by William Torres, staff reporter

300,000 people gathered together and marched for a common goal, spreading awareness and acting  to end climate change. This event took place in the streets of Manhattan.

On the 21st of September many people with the common interest of climate change had marched for this cause to secure a future for themselves and for future generations.

“The earth is getting worse everyday, we need to start working together to save this planet for future generations and now,” junior Joshua Cantero said.

People all over the world came to Manhattan to let others know what their cause is about and how they can help to change the world. This march on awareness stretched about 4 miles from the starting point at Columbus Circle and 86th St and ending at 34th street and 11th avenue.

Climate change isn’t something that the world leaders meeting at the United Nations can ignore any more at this point with all of the attention is has been getting recently.

“It is a very important topic, I think about it everyday! I am concerned about the future generation and hope we take action to solve the issue immediately,” junior Brendon Muniz said.

About 1,500 groups that supported the cause had organized the event by choosing a specific route that represented what they wanted to march for. Each section on the route represented a different reason. For example, “We can build the future,” “We have solutions.”

In the front leading the march were the people that were impacted the most on the issue of climate change. Behind them were groups that could relate to each group, like the families that are worrying about their children’s futures, solutions and ideas how to fix this problem, scientists, and everyone else who cares about shedding light on this problem.

They wanted to inform everyone about the necessity of taking action on the current issue that the world leaders will be facing.

In correlation with the climate walk, 120 world leaders gathered in the United Nations to discuss issues on carbon pollution. The elected officials gathered that week to discuss current issues on climate change, including possibilities on what they should do to help bring light on what is happening around the world.

“Climate change should have been focused a long time ago instead of letting it to grow into a problem like we did. The faster we try to stop it, the faster it will be stopped,” junior Alyssa Striano said.

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