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Local residents rally in support of climate summit

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ENCINITAS (CBS 8) - Dozens of people in the North County gathered Sunday to rally in support of the Paris Climate Summit. 

They are calling on business and political leaders to address global warming and help cut back on carbon emissions. 

Environmental activists took over four corners of Encinitas Boulevard in solidarity with climate protests around the world. The rally comes one day before more than 150 world leaders gather in Paris and reach a deal that would limit greenhouse gas emissions. 

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"This is a critical issue at this summit and the previous summits that occurred have not been successful. This is critically important and governments need to get some agreement," said Dwain Deets. 

Some of the protesters say they were motivated to make their voices heard to make sure future generations can enjoy the environment. 

"A common theme is the destruction of our oceans, animals, the air we breathe and the water we drink. All these are things we feel are common needs for everyone," said Bobby Kingins of North County Climate Change Alliance. "All these things I think are disgraceful to leave for the next generation."

The group marched three blocks to Moonlight Beach where several speakers reinforced their message as they stood in solidarity with environmental activists worldwide. 

"The degree that we can show everyone that we're concerned about this in every city across the country, the better off we'll be. We're just trying to send a message to say, let's do this," said Kingins.

On Monday, the City of San Diego will discuss changes to its climate action plan. 

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