Sunday, November 29, 2015

Time to ACT - No Planet - No Future! Sydney Climate Change Rally & March.

One of the fun things I saw this morning after logging into Facebook was a fairly typical; Positive Thinking cartoon of two people riding in a bus above a valley on a curving road. One person (the negative sad one) is looking at an endless craggy rock face, a solid impenetrable wall. The other person (the happy positive one) is looking out the other side of the bus at a golden valley. The obvious conclusion is that life is how you look at it. Unfortunately life is a little more complex than simplistic solutions to all your problems and the problems of the world - #ClimateChange is real. A trip to Bali to meditate on it is not going to solve it - at least unless your mediation leads you to ACT!

Back to the cartoon, and all I could think was, "thank god someone's driving the bus"! Because these two passengers are BOTH just passive riders; and the time for being Passive Riders, Passive Consumers, just Passive, passive.. is over. So here I am today, wanting to put my two cents in, and my pictures from the march in Sydney yesterday - You should have been there! I also read the other day that there would be no fish in the sea by 2048, not concerned? Don't be lazy, Google it. It's Time to Act!!!

Don't burn my future - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
Tibetans for climate action now - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
Save our earth - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
If the oceans die we all die - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
Solar! Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
Danny's Page Its ABC, for the children - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
Unless you care - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
Hey Malcolm, This sign has more direct action.. Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
Project Serenity, Bushcare - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
Marching for the Fish - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
Fight Connex, Haberfield - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
Doctors for the Environment - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
100% Clean - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
Save the planet, Go VEGAN - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
Windmills, Renewables - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
VEGANS against climate change - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
Farms not Gas, Knitting Nannas, PITTWATER - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
#March4u #Paris - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
Giant puppets, Tony Abbot, Malcolm Turnbull, CBD Hi-rise in background, King Coal Forever slogan - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
Large Sun banner, 100% renewables, marching Macquarie Street - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
No Nukes, Act Now, crowd marching, Macquarie Street - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
#ClimareShip marching Macquarie Street - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
Renewable Energy, marching Macquarie Street - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
Climate action NOW, marching Macquarie Street - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
Breaking up the march peacefully - marching Macquarie Street- Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
The whole march skilfully diffused and rendered mostly impotent by police directives and law abiding citizens..
The view, people diffused, Opera Quay, marching Macquarie Street - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
Giant puppets, Opera Quay, Tony Abbot, Malcolm Turnbull, CBD Hi-rise in background, King Coal Forever slogan - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,
Well Done Sydney banner and people after the march, Macquarie Street - Sydney, Climate Change March, The Domain, Macquarie Street, Climate Change, Protest, #NoPlanetNoFuture, #PeoplesClimate, #PeoplesClimateMarch, #Sydney,

Apparently when the march arrived at Moore Stairs, marchers were asked to head down the stairs and also put away their banners so as to not disturb people enjoying the weekend.. Ultimately some were permitted to also continue down Macquarie street to the Opera House forecourt(ish) area; but there would be no massed gathering of marchers under the Opera House sails; which as was pointed out to me by the award winning photo journalist I was standing next too, is "what you needed for international coverage, and saleable pictures".. Strange coincidence or political expedience? You decide dear reader.

View these pictures larger on Street Fashion Sydney's Facebook page HERE.

Telling Stories in Pictures all over Sydney..
Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863
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