Exceed 350 ppm and greenhouse gases accumulate, warming the planet, melting the ice caps, decreasing the reflective capacity of the Earth and so beginning a positive feedback loop that further accelerates the warming tendency. Floods, drought, species extinctions, extreme weather, and crop failures are some of the consequences of rising CO² levels, which have already reached 390 ppm and are increasing!
(all photos by Bob Sommer)
Activists gathered at Mill Creek Park in Kansas City as part of an International Day of Climate Action. Over 5,200 similar gatherings took place in 181 countries worldwide, serving as a virtual march on the world’s capitals to raise awareness and demand action.
John Kurmann addresses the gathering at Mill Creek Park in Kansas City.
“People in the industrialized countries throughout the world are primarily responsible for creating the climate crisis and we need to take the primary responsibility for solving it.”
Bridging the Gap
Following the rally, activitists marched peacefully through Kansas City's Country Club Plaza.