Sheffield man joins climate change fight in New York

Joe Ware
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A former High Storrs pupil has joined hundreds of thousands of other people on the streets of New York for a huge march against climate change.

Joe Ware, aged 31, is in the US city as world leaders meet at the United Nations Climate Summit to take action against climate change.

Joe, who is originally from Fulwood and now lives in London, joined 400,000 people on the streets of New York for the peaceful protest on Sunday.

The summit, hosted by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, is being attended by 125 heads of state including US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron.

The event will allow leaders to reveal new initiatives to address climate change across the world.

Joe, who is Christian Aid’s church and campaigns journalist based in London, said: “It was incredible to be among 400,000 people marching to raise awareness of something which affects so many people around the world.

“Despite there being so many people all getting angry about injustice, the atmosphere was fantastic and everyone got along so well.

“There wasn’t a single arrest.

“The hope now is that the world leaders attending the summit will hear the voices of the people, not only in New York but also around the globe, and take the opportunity to make solid commitments to tackling climate change.

“We know what we have to do to change our current course, the popular will is there, and we now just need our politicians to act.”