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Japan Photo Journal: Call to cull carbon ahead of G-20 summit

(Mainichi/Yoshiyuki Hirakawa)

Young people including university students take to the streets in Osaka demanding strengthened measures against global warming on June 21 -- a week before the Group of 20 summit of leading rich and developing nations in the western Japan city. G-20 members alone account for approximately 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions. About 80 protestors chanted slogans such as, "No carbon, G-20," and "Stop global warming." The demonstration's organizers included university students from across the Kinki region of western Japan. Participants urged G-20 members to be responsible for the future, pave the way for a zero-carbon society, and demonstrate global leadership, as they marched for about 30 minutes.

    (Japanese original by Ryo Watanabe, Osaka Science & Environment News Department)

    (Mainichi/Yoshiyuki Hirakawa)

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