Submitted by ub on Sun, 09/21/2014 - 18:44

Worldwide leaders and thousands of New Yorkers stood up for climate change now is The People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday.

Marches also took place in Paris, London and many other cities around the world. Celebrities attended these events as well. The march was scheduled days before world leaders convene at the U.N. headquarters to discuss climate change.

A moment of silence took place just minutes before 1p.m., followed by a loud sound to represent a wake up call on climate change. Drums and other instruments turned the event into a lively spectacle. This event was said to be the largest action against climate change in history, and it marks the beginning of a week of climate change-related events called Climate Week NYC, which will include over 100 other smaller events.

BBC News - Climate change summit: Global rallies 'attract 600,000'

New York Sees the Biggest Climate March in History - ABC News via @ABC

Climate change marches in NYC, around globe, draw thousands… via @cbsnews

With UN Climate Summit Opening, Marches Planned Around the World via @NatGeo