Nunavut mayor talks climate

Jennifer Kingsley
December 3, 2015

A couple of the smiling faces who showed up to for Ottawa’s Climate March this weekend and listened to Clyde River Mayor Jerry Natanine speak on changing ice conditions and life in the Arctic. “I’ve never spoken to this many people,” Natanine said, but he was eloquent and clear for this audience of 25,000.

These women are some of the Raging Grannies, a Canadian cultural export. In their colourful outfits, armed with songs and banners (this one referencing Canada’s shame as climate dinosaurs) they told me “This is how we raise hell.”

Raging Grannies at Ottawa's climate march