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September 9, 2013

Family walks thousand miles to raise awareness

Family walking from Missouri to Ontario

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Their Pacing the Planet walk will cover 1,000 miles, which reflects the movement of climate zones that will accompany a 4 degree Celsius rise in average global temperature; it's a scenario that climatologists say could unfold by 2050 if the rate of carbon-dioxide and methane emissions continues to increase over the next eight years, the couple said.

They argue that oil, coal and gas companies have financially committed to releasing more than five times the amount of carbon dioxide needed to raise the global average temperature by 2 degrees Celsius. The U.S. and most United Nation's countries have signed binding agreements to limit temperature rise to 2 degrees C.

On the web: pacingtheplanet.org.

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