28 Nov '15, 10am

Thousands join climate change marches across Asia

Thousands join climate change marches across Asia

MANILA: Thousands turned out for climate change marches across the Asia-Pacific region on Saturday (Nov 28), as part of a weekend of action across the globe to demand results from next week's historic Paris summit. Rallies in Australia, Bangladesh, Japan, New Zealand and the Philippines illustrated the broad array of concerns over the impact of climate change, from calls for renewable energy to the plight of Pacific islanders as sea levels rise. About 3,000 people including religious clergy, students and activists marched through the Philippine capital of Manila demanding curbs on emissions to mute the impact of climate change, which is blamed for a spike in disastrous extreme weather. "Protect our common home," and "climate justice," were written on the placards held aloft by the surging crowd. "We want to send a message to the rest of the world, especially the world lead...

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