The level of climate awareness and activism in Europe is unlike anything we’ve seen in the US. Yesterday’s march in Madrid came together quickly, just days after the venue for the UN climate talks moved here from Santiago Chile. We joined the massive crowd at Canovas Del Castillo, then peeled off to observe from atop the Palacio de Cibeles. For two hours the protest streamed north, estimated by organizers at 500,000. Local and international coverage highlighted the concerns that talks result in meaningful change.