The Nashville March for Climate & Science
Saturday, September 8
Public Square (2nd and Union)
10:00: Speakers, including Mayor Briley, and Music (see below)
11:00: March to Legislative Plaza
2018 is on track to being one of the top four hottest years since the beginning of the industrial revolution -- this in spite of it not being an El Nino year, which adds to global temperatures.
Human-caused climate change is not some problem of the distant future. It is happening now with devastating consequences: drought, record temperatures, and wildfires in the west; thousand year floods in the east; last year's deadly hurricanes (with more on the way now). Other parts of the world are also being hit hard - by new extreme weather patterns, including many poor nations which have few resources to deal with the consequences.
At the same time, the scientific community which accurately predicted climate change continues to document its impact and is working on ways to limit its harmful effects, is underfunded and under attack.
So, we will march this Saturday to:
-- alert our fellow citizens to the danger at hand
-- call for a rapid move to a clean energy economy
-- and insist that public policies be based on the best scientific data and analysis available.
Join this important rally and march. Encourage others to come as well.
Mayor David Briley
Molly Miller (Vanderbilt University Science Professor, Emeritus)
Wesley Roberts (Metro Nashville Science Teacher, retired)
Jimmy Garland (NAACP)
Ann Davis (formerly with the Southern Environmental Law Center)
Robert Wingfield (Fisk University Science Professor)
Music: Shelby Bottom Duo; Tremaine (group); Judy Klas; Susan Shann