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This Thanksgiving, people around the country who have felt some of the most severe impacts of climate change have come together to thank people taking action—in large and small ways—to try to stop the unfolding catastrophe.
This remarkable video shows people from Louisiana to Alaska standing together against the big money fossil fuel companies who are destroying our climate. These are just a few of the people who stand in solidarity with all of those who are risking their lives and freedom to protect the planet. It's a timely reminder that we all have a lot of #ClimateThanks to give, especially as we at Greenpeace welcome our Arctic 30 colleagues as they emerge from two months of "pre-trial" detention in Russian jails for protesting Arctic drilling.
The people in this video aren't NASA scientists or global policy wonks. They aren't necessarily "activists." They're people from coast to coast (and in between) who are living every day under the threat of catastrophic climate disasters, from superstorms like Sandy to unprecedented wildfires in Colorado and California. They're some of the millions of Americans who see the connection between carbon pollution and climate change, and we proudly stand with them.
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