Climate Change Rallies Held Across New England

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Hundreds of people across New England are drawing attention to what they see as a link between extreme weather events and climate change.

Dozens of rallies and demonstrations were held Saturday in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts as part of Climate Impacts Day, a global initiative organized by, an environmental group founded by Vermont activist Bill McKibben.

The theme of the rallies was to "connect the dots" between extreme weather and climate change.

McKibben took part in a rally in Waitsfield to connect last year’s Irene flooding to climate change.

Organizers say the effort featured more than 1,000 events held in more than 100 countries.

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