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Worldwide climate change rallies on Friday will include MinocquaSubmitted: 09/18/2019
Dan Hagen
Dan Hagen
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dhagen@wjfw.com

Worldwide climate change rallies on Friday will include Minocqua
MINOCQUA - Two-thirds of Americans believe climate change is either a crisis or a serious problem. More than 2 million people are expected to join a climate strike this Friday, including the one in Minocqua.

David Barnhill of the Northwoods Climate Action Network organized the upcoming rally in Torpy Park. He decided to dedicate his life decades ago to environmentalism. He said he realized the single most issue important issue to humanity was climate change.

"It's an existential threat to civilization, that is not an exaggeration," said Barnhill. "And so I figured I can't go around treating it like any other issue. I really have to make this my major issue for the rest of my life."

Thousands of scientific studies confirm climate change caused by humans is a serious threat.

Barnhill hopes the local rally will energize climate advocates, and convince others who are on the fence.

"It's really trying to move the needle, wherever people are, just to say 'look we all have to work together to face this crisis'," said Barnhill.

The global strikes were planned around an emergency climate action summit in New York City next Monday. The Minocqua climate rally will be from 11 to 1 on Friday.


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