NRDC President: Historic March Calls for Immediate, Decisive Action on Climate

NEW YORK (September 21, 2014) – Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council retiring in December after forty years with the organization, issued the following statement today as she joined more than 100,000 people in New York City for the People’s Climate March, calling for decisive action to reduce the growing threats from climate change:

“After over forty years in the trenches of the environmental movement, I've never been more inspired and awe-struck. The energy was electric and the turnout unprecedented. Today proves global support for climate action is undeniable. A swell of humanity has spoken as one: The time to act on climate is now.

“This is living proof that climate change is more than an environmental issue—it’s about justice and job creation, our health and communities, and ultimately about our future. We marched in solidarity with people around the world on the frontlines of climate change. And we marched for solutions that will deliver a better life for all.

“This historic call to combat climate change must not go unheeded. Our leaders must step up – today – to protect our children, defend our future, and change the world.”


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