Photos from the climate demonstration in Washington DC February 17


2013-02-17 15.48.21Here is some of what we saw as we joined in the Forward on Climate demonstration that drew tens of thousands of people to the Washington Monument grounds and the White House on February 17 — by far the largest climate action to date. Speakers and demonstrators called on President Obama to start by rejecting a permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, then to make good on his commitment to take serious action on climate change. We shot these photos from an embedded perspective.


Some media coverage of the demonstration:

Washington Post: Crowd marches to voice opposition to Keystone pipeline

Reuters: Thousands at climate rally in Washington call on Obama to reject Keystone pipeline

Huffington Post: ‘Forward On Climate’ Rally Brings Climate Change Activists To National Mall In Washington, D.C. (VIDEO)

Photos by Climate Science Watch:

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Earlier posts:

February 13: 48 arrested in civil disobedience at White House to stop Keystone XL pipeline and push Obama on climate action

February 12: On acting to block the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

January 15: Scientists call on President to reject the Keystone XL pipeline


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1 Response to Photos from the climate demonstration in Washington DC February 17

  1. Bridget says:

    Yet, even after this demonstration and the promises that were told to Americans they are still trying to find ways to continue using fossil fuels that pollute the Earth instead of providing cost efficient alternative energy that consumers, such as the general public can take advantage of.

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