REFLECTIONS ABOUT CLIMATE CONVERGENCE
The June 11th-13th PA Climate Convergence brought together scientists and activists from around the state. Panelists included activists from Fair Districts, March on Harrisburg, anti-fracking and clean air/water, and climate change activists. A few hundred knowledgeable people who have written, spoken, and led actions converged to present and hear what organizations are doing. The energy of so many deeply committed individuals was palpable. This included youth from Sunrise and other groups who demonstrated passion and commitment on a panel hosted by journalist Will Bunch. Sunday’s rally and march were energetic, with impressive signs, banners, and chants.
Monday’s direct action at the Capitol included the placement of a climate countdown clock in the east wing rotunda.
The climate clock was placed in a visible location, as a daily reminder to legislators that time is running down on the time available before global temperatures rise above 1.5 degrees C.
A separate two-part civil nonviolent action, which resulted in some fines and release, was initiated by almost 20 individuals, including four UU’s from York, Pittsburgh, and Harrisburg.