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Snowmen March Against Global Warming

Snowmen from across the nation gather at the Washington Monument to protest global warming.

WASHINGTON, DC—Braving balmy temperatures and sunny skies, millions of scarfless snowmen and snowwomen gathered in cities across the world Monday to raise public awareness about the heavy toll global warming is taking on their health and well-being.

According to organizers of marches in Washington, Atlanta, Montreal, Berlin, London, Reykjavik, and Moscow, global warming is the primary cause of the steep reduction in the snowman population throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Demonstrators worldwide called on their governments to take more aggressive steps to reduce the effects of climate change.

Organizers estimated the crowd at more than 375,000, but D.C. Police Commissioner Charles Stacey estimated turnout at 30,000 whole snowmen, with scattered rounded abdomens accounting for an additional 5,000. Atlanta organizers and police agree that all demonstrators had melted by 11 a.m.

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Posted on Feb 20, 2009 at 08:00AM by Registered CommenterDoug in , , , | Comments6 Comments

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Reader Comments (6)

Hilarious photo (manip via photoshop). I love the Onion!

February 20 | Unregistered CommenterFrank B.

That is what I needed to start today off; some humor amidst all the depressing news. Thanks!

February 20 | Unregistered CommenterJames

Thanks for the chuckle to kick off Friday :)

February 20 | Unregistered CommenterTina & Jack

What has Jesse Jackson got to do with snowmen and global warming? Is he saying they represent poor downtrodden black snowmen being singled out for the ill effects of global warming meltdown by oppressive corporations?

February 20 | Unregistered CommenterTeddy

I love the signs!

February 20 | Unregistered CommenterYolanda

LOL! I'll send you some more pictures of snowmen protesting global warming. Some are pretty funny.

February 20 | Unregistered CommenterIan
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