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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Times Square NYE celebrations were a bit different

Times Square revealed the New Year to a theme of existential crisis tonight. Science teachers and students taking on the climate crisis will push the crystal button to trigger the ball drop in Times Square. Organizers of the annual New Year’s Eve celebration in New York City choose a theme each year based on the biggest issues in the news, and this year that theme is climate change.
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“[You’d] have to have a soul of Styrofoam not to be moved by the passion of young people demanding that we do better, and ‘listen to the science’ to start solving the problem,” Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance, said in a press release. He added that “you’d have to have your head buried” in sand not to be alarmed by 2019’s environmental catastrophes.
Sydney, Australia rang in the new year amid protests calling for the city to cancel its fireworks because of devastating bushfires that have killed at least 10 people and forced thousands to evacuate just before the holiday. Scientists have warned that global warming intensifies droughts and heat waves feeding the flames

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