Over 130 thousand have filled the streets all over Australia to send a message to world leaders going to Paris for the United Nations climate summit that Australians want to see swift, decisive action on climate change.
Organisers estimate the combined crowds to be over 130 thousand people strong - making these the biggest ever climate demonstrations in Australian history.
The People’s Climate March started in Melbourne on Friday night where 60 thousand people gathered, before drawing over ten thousand combined in Brisbane and Darwin on Saturday, then over 45 thousand in Sydney today on top of large crowds in Canberra (6K), Adelaide (6K), and strong turn outs in Hobart, Perth and over 30 other regional centre's including Broome, Cairns Coffs Harbour, Castlemaine.
Australians were marching to call for an end to fossil fuels and a shift to 100 per cent renewable energy, and to show their support for those experiencing the worst effects of climate change, especially people living in the world’s poorest communities.
The huge crowds, lead by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, also including firefighters, faith communities, unions, Pacific Islanders, farmers, health professionals, business people, artists and musicians.
The marches were spectacular, family friendly events, and were be attended by a diverse range of Australians.
The People’s Climate Marches are being organised in Australia by groups including the Australian Conservation Foundation, WWF, GetUp!, Avaaz, the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, 350.org and many local community action groups.
It brings together more than 300 partner organisations including Oxfam, ActionAid, SEED Indigenous Youth Climate Network, Greenpeace, numerous unions including the National Tertiary Education Union, Australian Services Union and the Electrical Trades Union, faith and health organisations and Conservation Councils.