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Extreme weather conditions interfere with climate protests

Climate change marches were affected by the effects of climate change.


Lauren L'Amie

Internet Culture

Published Apr 29, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 4:04 pm CDT

The effects of climate change, in an extremely timely appearance, successfully inhibited and even shut down climate change marches Saturday.

While People’s Climate March protesters in the streets of Washington D.C. faced near-record 90 degree heat and high humidity in the late afternoon, an unexpected snowstorm in Colorado forced Denver-area marches to shut down completely, presumably prompting climate change deniers to exclaim, “That’s just weather!”

One out of the 12 scheduled marches in Colorado was abruptly canceled after the National Weather Service‘s winter storm warning predicted between one to two feet of snow.

“Sometimes Mother Nature throws you a curveball!” 350 Colorado Springs wrote in a Facebook post. “Dangerous conditions and wet heavy snow in the forecast for tomorrow. Stay safe and warm and join us Sunday afternoon same time and place!”

The People’s Climate March, organized by climate and environmental advocacy groups like the Sierra Club and NextGen Climate, follows on the heels of the March for Science, also in D.C. last weekend. Both marches were focused on protecting the safety of the planet and the future of scientific research in the face of the Donald Trump administration’s climate change deniers.

In 2014, a similar New York march drew thousands of demonstrators. This year, the march was moved to D.C. and coincided with Trump’s 100th day in office.

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*First Published: Apr 29, 2017, 5:25 pm CDT