Red Skies = Climate Emergency
The West is on fire. The skies are ablaze in red. US cities are ranking worst in the world for air quality ratings. People are evacuating or confined indoors for safety. And as the forests go up in flames, destroying critical ecosystems, they also release carbon - creating a feedback loop of even more warming and fires.
This is 2 degrees F of warming and we are headed to 8 degrees if we don't act now. The climate crisis is here. This is an emergency. We need to stop asking what is politically feasible for climate action. We need to make the maximum emissions reductions every year.
This is the moment for us to step up as one and demand action.
Join Extinction Rebellion for a march from the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade up to the State House. We are calling on the state of Massachusetts to declare a formal climate emergency. We will be wearing masks and maintaining social distance. We encourage people to wear red and bring their own signs - though we will have some flags and signs for people to carry.
Meet at 2pm, ending around 4pm.
Sidewalk accessible, though Charles St is tough to navigate