Why we need more marches on climate change

It is easy to be a bit critical of Sunday’s climate change march across the world. It might have appeared to be a rather silly gathering, based on some of the outfits worn by people attending. Some might think it is obvious that climate change is a massive problem that requires immediate action. Recent high level meetings and a summit on climate change at the UN on Tuesday back up the idea that world leaders are taking the issue seriously.

If only it were that simple.

Sadly, some US leaders are still in denial that climate change is happening and it is a big deal. Enter Jon Stewart who manages to rightly ridicule some of the most ridiculous assertions made by some esteemed members of Congress. With a little bit of ice and a glass of water, Stewart manages to illustrate one of the reasons why climate change should be worrisome to everyone.

His segment also proves that we need a lot more marches and action on the issue in order to get some real action here in the US.

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Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy is a New Hampshire-based reporter for Humanosphere. Before joining Humanosphere, Tom founded and edited the aid blog A View From the Cave. His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, the Huffington Post, the Guardian, GlobalPost and Christian Science Monitor. He tweets at @viewfromthecave. Contact him at tmurphy[at]humanosphere.org.