The People's Climate March Takes Miami

Sep 22, 2014

Protesters begin their march from the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami.
Credit Lisann Ramos

The People’s Climate March Sunday included more than 2,000 events in over 150 countries.  

In Miami, a group of about 100 people spent Sunday afternoon handing out T-shirts, putting on costumes and coloring posters at the Freedom Tower. Many of those posters focused on the effects of sea-level rise.

Jonathan Ullman works with the Sierra Club, one of the organizers of Miami’s march.

The People's Climate March is underway across Biscayne Blvd.
Credit Lisann Ramos

"Certainly we live in an area that has the most to lose between sea-level rise and loss of our water supply," said Ullman. "Our future is not written here in South Florida, and if we can curb carbon production in the world, we will be able to make things much better than they are." 

The People’s Climate March was organized to influence the United Nations climate summit on Tuesday.

Marchers began at the Freedom Tower and made their way north on Biscayne Boulevard, ending at Museum Park.