Alberta activists in NY Sunday to raise awareness on climate change

Activists from around the world were in the big apple Sunday calling for action on climate change.

The rally saw hundreds of thousands of people march through New York to raise their concerns on climate change and carbon emissions that threaten the environment.

Greenpeace Canada’s Melina Laboucan-Massimo took in the rally this afternoon in Manhattan and hopes world leaders will take note of how concerning this is for residents around the globe.

“I think that this massive climate rally just shows that so many people around the world are so concerned and that we as a people, a variety of different people from all sections of humanity are sounding the bell because we feel that climate change isn’t being dealt with” says Laboucan-Massimo.

Laboucan-Massimo who’s a member of the Lubicon First Nation in North-Central Alberta says it’s time the world transition to renewable energy technologies in order to get away from fossil fuel extraction.

More than 120 world leaders will be in NY Tuesday for the UN Climate Summit but Prime Minster Harper will not be attending.

The hope is that a new global climate treaty is put in place by the end of 2015.  (JSL)  (Photo courtesy of the People’s Climate March Edmonton)

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