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   It was a reminder that Climate Change is going to inconvenience every part of the globe, including Washington DC.    

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"Shutdown DC" seems to be working. My wife and I checked the traffic flow maps for DC and the amount of red (stopped traffic) is amazing. The idea behind the protest is to demonstrate to the "political elite" that the people want action on climate change. 

 

A broad coalition of climate activists called “Shut Down D.C.” is blocking streets throughout the nation’s capital during the Monday morning commute to draw attention to climate change.

The protest is timed to coincide with the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, at which climate activists and leaders, including 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, are slated to speak. It follows a strike across six continents Friday and a youth conference at the United Nations on Saturday.

The traffic shutdown is meant to send a particular message to D.C.'s powerful political elite, according to Liz Butler, an organizer for Shut Down D.C. and vice president of organizing and strategic allegiances for Friends of the Earth Action.

 

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2019/09/22/climate-activists-plan-shut-down-dc-commute...

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