Brrrrrr! Global Warming Rally Roundup… It Was Cold!
Update: Glenn B. sends this photo from the Albany, New York rally:
This photo from the Albany Times Union sums it up the best.
In Utah they spelled out their message to Congress…
In the snow.
Our event was well organized and ready to go. Terribly cold, rainy weather greatly hindered the turnout. Three live bands played under the pavilion, few folks turned out. But we organizers and volunteers enjoyed the experience!
The curious April snow had melted just in time for everyone to enjoy this beautiful spring day, no matter what part of the Capitol lawn you happened to be on.
These people braved the chilling weather to ask Congress to step it up as the gathered on a bluff top overlooking the place where the Sac River, flowing out of the Ozark highlands, joins the Osage river- coming through wetlands of the Osage plains in eastern Kansas.
It was amazing! About 200 people showed up in chilly (mid-30s) weather to hear speakers including our local city councilman, to write letters to legislators, to listen to music from the band Life in Balance (who added the call to “Step it UP!” to their song lyrics).
Our event was held outside, on a chilly day, at the new Richmond Middle School with many energy saving features.
We had to move the event to an indoor location because of potential snow and rain during the time of the event. About 500 people attended the event at Community Christian Church.
Despite the cold weather lots of people came out and there were several great speakers including; Biologist, Sam LaBudde.
We then ended our Pinwheel Parade at the Portage Lake District Library, which, ironically, is situated right on the snowmobile path along the canal through Houghton.
And, of course, the headline in Grand Rapids, MI:
“Snow won’t dampen global-warming rallies”