StarTribune: Marchers take to downtown Minneapolis streets as Paris climate talks near end

Dec 14, 2015 | In the News, IPL News Highlights, State Press Clips, What's New

December 12, 2015, Stephen Montemayor

Saturday’s climate change accord, signed in Paris by more than 190 countries, is being widely hailed as “landmark” and “historic.” But for about 150 people who marched through downtown Minneapolis under gray skies Saturday, it’s not enough.

The marchers took to the streets in solidarity with others worldwide to mark the end of the talks, which produced a commitment to keep average global temperatures from rising by another degree Celsius from now to 2100.

Members of Saturday’s “Red Line March” called for that target to be 1.5 degrees Celsius. But it wasn’t their only goal, as members from numerous community groups also called attention to local issues such as indigenous people’s rights. Read more

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