Times Square partier will bring in the New Year to a theme of climate change. The theme for this New Year’s Eve celebration is based on the biggest issues in the news, and this year that theme is climate change.
Tim Tompkins, Times Square Alliance president, said “[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 end the problem.”
Sydney, Australia started the new year with people protesting for the city to cancel its fireworks because of fires that have killed at least 10 people and forced thousands to leave their cities just before the holiday. Scientists have warned that global warming makes droughts and heat waves feeding the flames stronger.