The “largest climate rally ever” is taking place on DC mall right now. You can watch the live stream of everyone from James Hansen to James Cameron, from Sting to me, right here:
I’m supposed to be on around 4:50 pm for 3 minutes.
Other speakers this afternoon include:
Climate scientists like James Hansen, and Stephen Schneider.
EPA chief (and heroine!) Lisa Jackson & CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley
Cultural leaders like James Cameron (Avatar; Titanic) and Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale; The Blind Assassin)
Top business executives from Siemens, Phillips, UL, Future Friendly & SunEdison
Top labor leaders, including the President of the AFL-CIO and Secretary of the SEIU.
Progressive activists, including Jesse Jackson, Lydia Camarillo, & Hilary Shelton
Climate policy gurus like Joe Romm, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, & Rafael Fantauzzi
Spiritual leaders, including Rev. Theresa Thames, Rev. Richard Cizik, & Rabbi Warren Stone
Athletes like Dhani Jones, Aaron Peirsol, & Billy Demong
Environmentalists like Bobby Kennedy & Phillipe Cousteau
In between the speakers we will hear from some of the most committed artists in the nation, including Sting, John Legend, The Roots, Willie Colon, Passion Pit, Bob Weir, Jimmy Cliff, Joss Stone, Booker T, The Honor Society, Mavis Staples”¦.
Here is the music schedule I have seen:
12:00 – Bob Weir (w/Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, John Cage, John Kadlecik)
12:45 – Willie Colon
1:25 – Honor Society
2:20 – Passion Pit
3:10 – Jimmy Cliff (w/ John Legend, Bob Weir)
4:05 – The Roots
4:55 – The Roots and Friends (Mavis Staples, Booker T., Patrick Stump, Joss Stone, Robert Randolph, Bob Weir)
5:45 – John Legend w/ The Roots
6:35 – Sting w/ The Roots.
You can get more information by clicking on the Earth Day Network website.