Close to 200 people joined together Saturday under a cloudless sky marching to express concern about global warming.
The walk featured a wide selection of signs explaining why the marchers are concerned about global warming – droughts in California, floods on every continent, unseasonable weather, rising seas, melting Arctic ice and more.
After heading up the Trans-Canada Highway from McGuire Lake, the marchers turned back down Hudson Avenue, ending up at the Ross Street Plaza for a rally featuring an amusing skit, music, speeches, and information about actions to to lobby political leaders to start working to slow down climate change.
“Right now, Christy Clark and Stephen Harper are behaving with utter disregard for climate science. This march and rally was testament to widespread feeling that this has to change,” said march organizer Warren Bell.
Marchers in Salmon Arm were not alone in expressing their opinion. More than 300,000 people took to the streets this past Sunday in New York City alone. And hundreds of thousands of marchers were out in the streets in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia, all saying the same thing: “Do something about climate change, and do it now!”
As a follow-up to the march, two documentaries will be shown at the Salmar Classic on Tuesday Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.
Disruption was produced especially for the marches this past weekend, featuring leading advocates for climate change action – including several Canadians.
Thin Ice visits climate scientists in the field, debunking the shrinking number of climate change deniers.
Afterwards, an open discussion of the films will take place.