While our useless leaders failed to make history, the people around the world did. In thousands of vigils, rallies and protests, hundreds of thousands of phone calls, and millions of petition signatures, an unprecedented movement rose to this moment. After hearing the result of the talks, one Avaaz member from Africa wrote
"It takes a lot to get an elephant moving, but when you do it is hard to stop...the elephant is moving..."
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