This September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a landmark Climate Summit at the United Nations. But if we look at the progress (or lack of) made at previous Summits, we shouldn’t trust those leaders to take action on their own — we need to prove to them that the world’s people demand action right now.
That’s why Physicians for a National Health Program – NY Metro Chapter is marching with our allies in the largest climate march in history to demand real action on climate change.
9:00 am - Meet at W 59th St & 10th Ave, in front of Roosevelt Hospital
9:30 am - Press conference in front of Roosevelt Hospital
10:00 am - March to the Assembly Point for the health contingent at W. 66th St and Central Park West (enter at 65th or 72nd Sts).
11:30 am - March begins. It is recommended you come early to guarantee a spot in the line up.
To stay up-to-date on the day of the march, text @HealthHubPCM to 23559.
For more information on the health contingent, visit peoplesclimate.org/health
Physicians, nurses, health professionals, and our patients see clearly that climate change impacts our health. After Hurricane Sandy, PNHP NY Metro members were on the front lines of providing medical support to communities throughout New York City. Climate change is linked to increased risk for respiratory and cardiovascular disease, water and food insecurity, cancer, mental health issues and more. A sick planet means sick people.
We’re marching because we are all in this together.
The success of the summit depends a lot more on us than it does on our politicians. If we seize this moment and show real political power, it will open up the space for meaningful action.
Scientists have made it clear that we’re running out of time to avoid catastrophic climate change. Every new report reveals a shorter timeframe for action, and every new disaster underlines their words in grim ink.
See you in the streets!
Central Park West & W 61st St
New York, NY 10023
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