Watching the Grammy’s made me wish climate hawks had an anthem.
So let’s set the world on fire.
We can burn brighter
Than the sun.
OK, maybe listening to Fun.’s “We Are Young” and “Some Nights” and “Carry On” over and over again since Sunday night has carried me away a bit, but I know what I stand for, and it ain’t putting our foot on the carbon accelerator while we speed toward the cliff (see We’re headed to 11°F warming and even 7°F requires “nearly quadrupling the current rate of decarbonisation”).
This is it boys, this is war.
What are we waiting for!
Why don’t we break the rules already?
Well, there may not be an anthem, but there is a rally.
What is billed as the “the largest climate rally in U.S. history” is set for The National Mall in Washington, D.C. on February 17, 2013, Noon – 4:00 p.m. (details here and below)
If the climate doesn’t get you up on your feet marching, maybe this will:
No one’s ever gonna stop us tonight
‘Cause we are
We are shining stars.
We are invincible.
We are who we are.
On our darkest day
When we’re miles away
Sun will come
We will find our way home.
If you’re lost and alone
Or you’re sinking like a stone
May your past be the sound
Of your feet upon the ground
Here are the rally details:
Crippling drought. Devastating wildfires. Superstorm Sandy. Climate has come home — and the American people get it.
What: The largest climate rally in U.S. history.
When: February 17, 2013, Noon – 4:00 p.m. (please arrive by 11:30 a.m.)
Where: The National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Gather at the northeast corner of the Washington Monument
(Closest Metro subway stations: Federal Triangle and Smithsonian)
On Sunday, February 17, thousands of Americans will head to Washington, D.C. to make Forward on Climate the largest climate rally in history. Join this historic event to make your voice heard and help the president start his second term with strong climate action.
For more details about the rally — including information about coordinating and riding buses to Washington — please read our FAQ. Also check out the dozens of organizations leading and supporting this rally!
And here’s a bonus anthem to get you marching:
Carry on, carry on!