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Press Advisory:

Journalists across four continents have now called it "the most widespread day of political action in the planet’s history," as citizens in 181 nations are staging actions today to demand a quicker response to climate change.

The more than 5,200 rallies, which began at dawn Saturday in New Zealand, have been sweeping around the world as the sun rises–300 actions took place in China, with huge gatherings in India and Australia. Fifteen thousand people rallied in the streets of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, and activists used crushed rock to make a giant sign on an Afghan mountainside easily visible from Kabul twenty kilometers away. All the actions focused on a number: 350, which scientists have said is the most carbon dioxide, measured in parts per million, that the atmosphere can safely hold.

"These are the kinds of crowds that turn out for rock stars or charismatic politicians, but instead they’re rallying around a scientific data point," said Bill McKibben, coordinator of the 350.org campaign. "They’re asking our leaders to lead–to pay attention to scientific reality, not political convenience."

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