The People’s Climate March in Photos

Activists from around the US converged on the afternoon of 21 September 2014 for the People’s Climate March, the largest climate march in history. More than 400,000 marched in New York City, where over 100 world leaders had gathered.

In addition to the US action, 2646 solidarity events were held in 162 countries. Once again, for emphasis, this was the largest climate march in history.

We made history.

As both a journalist and an activist, I documented the event.

(N.B., For anyone interested in using these photos, contact me. I have high-quality, HD versions of every photograph included below, and more.)

I arrived in New York City on the 20th, in time for part of the NYC Climate Convergence, which I documented as well.

As a preliminary caveat, to keep in mind throughout all of this, I feel compelled to draw attention to Arun Gupta’s important criticisms of the march:

That said, let’s take a look at the wonder that was the People’s Climate Change.

The People’s Climate March, in Photos

At this point, as is typically the case when I take pictures of demonstrations, my phone died.

The People’s Climate March, however, was unlike any other demonstration in which I have participated. It is hard to express how enormous and diverse it was. I hope these pictures serve to at least give the viewer an idea.