MANHATTAN — New York is set to host what’s being billed as the largest-ever march against climate change this weekend.
Nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the five boroughs, more than 100,000 people are expected to participate in the People’s Climate March on Sunday, where they’ll demand action to stem global warming.
The event — sponsored by groups including Amnesty International, MoveOn.org, the National Wildlife Federation, religious organizations and 45 unions — was timed to coincide with the United Nations Climate Summit on Sept. 22. There will be similar protests on Sunday in more than two-dozen cities across the globe.
"Organizers are confident that the sheer scale and diversity of the People’s Climate March events, from the headline demonstration in New York City to the simultaneous events worldwide, will show politicians that there is a massive, energized movement demanding immediate action to address the climate crisis,” march organizers said on their website.
The march will begin at Columbus Circle at 11:30 a.m. and then travel along Central Park South to Sixth Avenue, down Sixth Avenue to West 42nd Street, west on West 42nd Street to 11th Avenue, and finally down 11th Avenue to West 34th Street for a block party.
Demonstrators will gather along Central Park West between West 65th Street and West 86th Street before the march begins.
Street closure plans were still being finalized as of Wednesday, an NYPD source said.
For a full list of People’s Climate March events, visit the event's website.