Yesterday at noon a diverse coalition of climate hawks held a rally at Lafayette Park across from the White House to demand that President Obama keep his pledge to help the poorest nations deal with climate change.
The event, which was sponsored by 1Sky, ActionAid, Friends of the Earth and Jubilee USA Network, featured speakers including 1Sky Campaign Director Liz Butler, National Religious Coalition on Creation Care Chair Rabbi Warren Stone, and Dr. Mahmud Farooque of the Bangladeshi Environmental Network. There was also a live report by phone from Cancun with an update on the climate talks progress.
Below are pictures and video from the event. The videos are of Stone and Farooque speaking. After the speakers, there was a brief peaceful march on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House. People chanted "Climate Action Now!" and held up signs that read "Obama: Be a Climate Leader."