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Youth activists reading 11 million names in sit-in

December 17, 2009

Dave Letterman recently asked climatologist James Hansen why, if climate change really were a serious issue, the youth of the world were not protesting like in Vietnam. I wish Dave could see what’s been happening here lately.

Most media networks in the U.S. only reported on the arrests at the demonstrations on Saturday. The real story? Up to 100,000 people marched demanding the world to take action on climate change. Today, and as I write this, international youth have taken more direct action in the Bella Center.

Approximately fifteen students have staged a sit-in by the central lobby. The sit-in began at 5:00 and has continued into the night. Each of them are reading the names of the 11 million people who signed a petition asking for a strong, international climate deal.

Check out live updates at the It’s Getting Hot in Here blog and a SustainUS video from the beginning of the action:

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