Summary 21 September 2014 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today told what is thought to be the largest ever march in the United States demanding measures to halt the advance of global climate change, that there is no “Plan B" for action as there is no “Planet B." Speaking to journalists after walking with an estimated 300,000 demonstrators on the People's Climate March through New York City on Sunday he said the world needs to “galvanize our action" and harness the people's “power to change." As the clock ticks down to the Secretary-General's much-anticipated Climate Summit at UN Headquarters two days from now, politicians, celebrities, activists and the general public marched though the city to highlight global concerns about a lack of international action to stop the deliterious effects of climate change.
Summary Fabulous! McDougall also addressed a heavily-criticised advert for the campaign that featured a purported mother, an undecided voter, who claimed she did not want to risk her children's future. While the advert led to the hashtag #PatronisingBTWomen to trend on Twitter, McDougall said the campaign was surprised by the reaction.
Summary U.S. launches airstrikes against ISIS inside Syria Live. U.S. jets have begun airstrikes in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, Syria. These are the first strikes against the terror group inside the country since President Barack Obama's announcement that he was prepared to expand the American efforts beyond targets in Iraq. Tonight the intention is to have an initial, definitive blow, the official said. Major targets were on the list and the pace is intense.