Global warming activists rally around US

Americans worried about climate change gathered on Saturday on ski slopes and in cities across the US for a day of demonstrations aimed at drawing attention to global warming.
The Step It Up campaign organised more than 1,400 events in all 50 states, said Reuters, all with the aim of urging the U.S. Congress to cut heat-trapping carbon emissions by 80% by 2050.
In one of the day’s first demonstrations, skiers unfurled a protest banner in April snow on Whiteface Mountain near Wilmington, N.Y.
The Whiteface Mountain skiers fear long-term temperature increases promise trouble for native plants, wildlife and people in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York state.
Saturday’s events were meant as a kickoff to a week of activity leading up to Earth Day, on April 22.