Global rallies urge action on climate change

Global rallies urge action on climate change

Global rallies urge action on climate change

Written by Bella Dalima

22 Sep, 2014 | 4:56 pm

Hundreds of thousands of people have rallied across the globe in an international day of action on climate change, with the purported largest mobilisation of its kind in New York City.

More than 500,000 people took part in 2,500 marches around the world yesterday ahead of tomorrow’s UN climate summit set to take place in New York.

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Organisers of the New York rally claimed it was the largest single protest ever over climate change, with an estimated 310,000 people attending.

They included the UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and the former US presidential candidate Al Gore.

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More than 30,000 people gathered in Melbourne, Australia, while at least 15,000 rallied in a rain-soaked Berlin, Germany and an estimated 5,000 rallied in the Colombian capital Bogota.

In London, an estimated 40,000 people paraded past Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament

Marches were also witness in Brazil, France and India.

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