Thousands of protestors, mostly dressed in high tech nylon and plastic cold weather gear, tramped through the snow in Quebec City last Saturday, to protest against global warming.
According to The Globe and Mail;
The organizers aimed to press provincial and territorial leaders to turn the tide on oil sands expansion and the corresponding development of pipelines.
“They were just really, really there to send a message to get the premiers to focus on climate because it is an important thing to focus on and it’s just not on the political agenda right now,” said Ms. Hassan.
Red-clad protestors formed a thermometer to send a message about climate change. Meanwhile, #ActionClimat was trending on Twitter.
Premiers from across Canada are set to hold a summit on Tuesday to discuss what role provinces can play leading up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris later this year.
I must say I like their taste in plastic snow gear. The bright red petroleum based plastic outfits made a terrific contrast against the late season snow. At least this protest didn’t have to be cancelled due to extreme cold, like the cancelled Yale protest in February this year.
One protestor displayed a sense of humour, unless their intriguing placard was an extra subtle attack against tar sands, the significance of which eludes me – on a par with marching through the snow to protest against global warming.