Pictures of the day: activists highlight personal impacts of #climate change worldwide

GCC News Brief

Jeremy Hance
mongabay.com
May 07, 2012

Activists hold a banner in front of a damaged coral reef in the vulnerable Marshall islands. Rising temperatures and increased CO2 uptake are raising the acidity of the ocean, which bleaches and ultimately may kill fragile coral reefs. Photo courtesy of: 350.org.
Activists hold a banner in front of a damaged coral reef in the vulnerable Marshall islands. Rising temperatures and increased CO2 uptake are raising the acidity of the ocean, which bleaches and ultimately may kill fragile coral reefs. Photo courtesy of: 350.org.

On Saturday, people around the world gathered to highlight the varied impacts of climate change on their lives. Organized by 350.org, the global day of action was a call to "connect the dots" between a warming Earth and extreme weather events, such as droughts, floods, and fires among other impacts. Nearly 1,000 events were held worldwide.

Paghman Valley, Afghanistan. A group of young people gathered where the Kabul river flows down from the Paghman Valley in an effort to show the how low the water table is. Afghanistan faces considerable drought and water shortage as a result of climate change. Photo courtesy of: 350.org.
Paghman Valley, Afghanistan. A group of young people gathered where the Kabul river flows down from the Paghman Valley in an effort to show the how low the water table is. Afghanistan faces considerable drought and water shortage as a result of climate change…

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