Compilation: People’s Climate March, Flood Wall Street, September 2014 UN Climate Summit, New York City


Numerous major climate reports – especially the epic 2013/2014 IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Fifth Assessment (AR5) – have warned that:

  • Human-caused global ‘warming’ (heating) and climate ‘change’ (breakdown, disruption, destabilization) from heat-trapping fossil fuel emissions pose a clear, present, accelerating danger that has ALREADY resulted in unprecedented global-scale impacts everywhere, with financial costs estimated to be at least $1.2 trillion dollars a year and rising.
  • EMERGENCY international action must be taken FAST because, on our current, ‘business as usual’ trajectory, catastrophic, irreversible, ‘runaway’ threats to civilization, humanity and most life are projected to ensue over the next few decades, and there is a high risk that we could become committed / locked in to some within a few years.

To help catalyze momentum and pressure action in the lead up to what will be the most important international Climate Change Conference ever (COP21) to be held in Paris late 2015, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called a momentous summit of world leaders in New York City, which took place September 23rd, 2014.

The day before, 3,000 people ‘flooded’ Wall Street in a collective act of nonviolent civil disobedience to “confront the economic system that both causes and profits from the crisis that is threatening humanity.”

The day before that, civil society groups staged a massive, 400,000-strong ‘Peoples Climate March‘, by far the largest climate-themed mobilization ever. 40,000 in London. 3,000 here in Toronto. Over 2,600 events in 162 countries. An estimated 700,000 participants worldwide.

Above is a playlist of selected videos that climateye considers to be the best, briefest, most informative visual documents of the protests and summit. Below is a collection of selected links to more info about the lead up, days of, post mortem reflections, important criticisms and defenses of the march, and other related resources.

And here are 3 essential eco-S compilations that expose the true EMERGENCY of the climate crisis and the ongoing, corporate-captured U.N. climate negotiations debacle / charade / betrayal of life:

Next up: the crucial annual international Climate Change Conference (COP20) to be held in Lima, Peru, from Dec. 1-12, 2014.


September 2014 UN Climate Summit, New York City (Sept. 23, 2014)

People’s Climate March (Sept. 21, 2014)

Flood Wall Street (Solidarity march and sit-in, Sept. 22, 2014)

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