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.
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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.
A brush fire spread through a La Jolla-area canyon Friday, blackening steep open terrain near clusters of large homes, but causing no reported structural damage or injuries.
Cal-Fire is responding to a ten acre fire in Witch Creek outside of Julian. The fire has been dubbed the Cinnamon Fire.
An unlicensed and uninsured motorist, who fled the scene after hitting a good Samaritan helping two people stranded in a broken- down car in Ocean Beach, was sentenced to a year in local custody.
A 2-year-old girl is in the hospital Friday with serious injuries after she fell from a fourth-floor window at an apartment complex in San Diego's University City neighborhood, police said.
The Trump administration said Thursday that it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away.
Major road repairs are underway on South Twin Oaks Valley Road between Craven road and Barham in San Marcos after a sinkhole formed in the middle of the road.
A 31-year-old woman died when she was struck by a car and killed while walking on a Vista street, authorities said Friday.
Monsoonal moisture will decrease through early next week. Strengthening high pressure will increase temperatures through the next week.
After a heated debate, the Encinitas Planning Commission on Thursday voted against a Beacon's Beach access staircase design.