Applause was heard in our headquarters and in the crowd when we heard about the number of people enumerated in our march: 25,000 people * took to the streets of Ottawa today to spread our message for the climate!
Some people have said that our march would not work, that people in Ottawa would not walk, that people in Montreal would not move, that Toronto was too far away and that climate issues would not be of interest to families and communities. workers.
Today, 25,000 people have proven that they are wrong: climate change is the moral issue of our century and the solutions to this crisis are becoming more evident and gaining popularity every day.
We know we can not do anything and watch climate change put our world at risk.
Corroborating the latest Nanos poll launched last week that said 73% of Canadians believe climate change is a threat to their economic future, the crowd was loud, flashy and loud to get their message across:
A 100% renewable economy by 2050 is 100% possible!
Scientists have said: we must do it. Some politicians have said: we CAN do it.
On the eve of the Climate Change Conference in Paris, Canadians joined the voices of citizens in more than 200 cities around the world calling for concrete actions to fight climate change.
There are moments when history is built, moments when the popularity of a message makes it so inevitable that even the most intransigent politicians are swept away by the wave.
Today could be one of those moments .
* About the crowd: Gilles Lamothe, professor of statistics at the University of Ottawa shared his methodology: He used the Jacob method to estimate the number of people on Parliament Hill. From a photo of the crowd, he estimated the area occupied by the crowd at 7,550 square meters and the density of the crowd at three people per square meter. With the march of error, he estimated that the number of people present was between 20 385 to 24 915, excluding the few thousand people left before the end of the march.