I CURSED MY CHOICE to drive through midtown NYC on Sunday, after being stuck in almost 45 minutes of traffic from the Lincoln Tunnel to Park Avenue. Later I found out that the linear traffic was due to the People’s Climate March, a gathering of allies in more than 162 countries (with over 310,000 New Yorkers participating alone, the largest rally of the day) to support stronger environmental initiatives. The march was a preview for events happing on September 23rd, when leaders from around the world will come together to discuss the fight against climate change.

This drone footage truly shows how massive (and motivated) the crowds were on September 21, 2014, in an effort to spur “Action, Not Words, and stand up to climate change in effective ways.