World Climate Movement Marches on Busan

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You are invited to join a march this Sunday at 4pm, from Millak Waterside Park to the south west end of Gwangali beach. The Busan Global Climate March concludes with food and live music at a cozy local cafe.

Joining the world-wide movement recognizing the rapidly increasing impact of climate change, marches are also being held in Seoul, Gwangju in Jeollanamdo, and many other cities all around the world. The events mark the opening of the UN climate talks from Monday, November 30th through to December 11th, in Paris, France.

A mass march through Paris was planned for a repeat of last year’s 400,000 strong march in New York City, however, after the recent attacks the French government has forbidden all public demonstrations ahead of the meeting’s conclusion. Organizers from the group Climate Coalition 21 say the cancellation places more significance on local and regional marches.

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Mina Kim, from Ulsan. Busan Climate Action march 2014.

In Busan the open march is being hosted by local NGO Busan Climate Action. Ryan Hofer, founder of the non-profit, says he wants to raise awareness of the threat of climate change in Busan and the importance of the talks about to start in Paris.

The march will arrive at popular new venue Roof Westernpub around 5pm.

In keeping with the group’s ethos of avoiding plastics wherever possible, no straws will be served with cocktail drinks for the evening, but the menu will continue to serve a wide range of drinks and food, including vegetarian pizza and salad, fish and chips, and favorite western pasta dishes.

A two-hour set of singer/songwriter/guitarists from Mexico, the US, and New Zealand will round out the evening as they share a mixture of favorite hits and original material to end the event on a hopeful note of celebration.

Busan Climate Action welcomes all supporters of genuine active progress in dealing with man-made abrupt climate change, to the march, the after-party, and all future events.

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The People’s Climate March 2014, NYC, where an estimated 400,000 traveled from across North America to join the movement for real action on climate change. Image courtesy Ocean Alliance: whales.org

Above: Flash floods in Busan and around the country last year killed ten people, washed away a whole street in Busan, a bus near Masan, and caused many months’ worth of expensive damage, clean-up, and repairs around the nation.

Busan Global Climate March: facebook – BusanClimateAction.com

Avaaz.com  350.org

PeoplesClimate.org

Gwangju Climate March:

Gwangju 2015

Seoul Climate March: facebook

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Nari Lee (right), and Noel Lee. Where will the sea level be when Noel is Nari’s current age?
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Some of the local non-profit NGO Busan Climate Action members, and visiting friend from the Arctic, 2014.

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