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Climate Change Could Extinguish 16 Percent of Wildlife

If humans don't start doing more to protect the environment we could see 16 percent of the Earth's wildlife go extinct, according to a new study.

The research published Thursday in the journal Science claims that for every increased degree in temperature, the rate of extinction will be accelerated.

The research -- which analyzed more than 100 other previous studies to estimate the full impact -- found extinction risks would be highest in South America, Australia, and New Zealand. Amphibians and reptiles face the greatest risk of extinction, but animals like penguins that rely on packed ice could also be in trouble.

Study author Mark Urban told The Verge it's important to realize animal species extinction would have negative consequences for every human being.

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"Global biodiversity provides the foundation for economy, culture, food, and human health," he said.

President Obama also touched on this issue in his weekly address last week.

"Today there is no greater threat to our planet than climate change, 2014 was the planet's warmest year on record," Obama said. "The fact that the climate is changing has very serious implications about the way we live now, stronger storms, deeper droughts, longer wildfire seasons."

Urban says it will take the implementation of strict policies to stop the detrimental affects of climate change - something he hopes will be addressed at the U.N. Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in December.

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One in six of world's animals at risk for extinction, study says
Marchers make their way across Central Park South during the People's Climate March on September 21 2014, in New York. Activists mobilized in cities across the globe Sunday for marches against climate change, with one of the biggest planned for New York, where celebrities, political leaders and tens of thousands of people were expected. The march comes before the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes a climate change summit of 120 world leaders . AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Musician Sting walks down 6th Avenue during the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014, in New York. Activists mobilized in cities across the globe Sunday for marches against climate change, with one of the biggest planned for New York, where celebrities, political leaders and tens of thousands of people were expected. The march comes before the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes a climate change summit of 120 world leaders . AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Marchers come down 6th Ave during the People's Climate March on September 21 2014, in New York. Activists mobilized in cities across the globe Sunday for marches against climate change, with one of the biggest planned for New York, where celebrities, political leaders and tens of thousands of people were expected. The march comes before the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes a climate change summit of 120 world leaders . AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio walks down 6th Avenue during the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014, in New York. Activists mobilized in cities across the globe Sunday for marches against climate change, with one of the biggest planned for New York, where celebrities, political leaders and tens of thousands of people were expected. The march comes before the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes a climate change summit of 120 world leaders . AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Children run underneath a large banner with demonstrators gathered for the People's Climate March in New York, U.S., on Sept. 21, 2014. The United Nations 2014 Climate Summit is scheduled for Sept. 23. Photographer: Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: People protest for greater action against climate change during the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014 in New York City. The march, which calls for drastic political and economic changes to slow global warming, has been organized by a coalition of unions, activists, politicians and scientists. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: People protest for greater action against climate change during the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014 in New York City. The march, which calls for drastic political and economic changes to slow global warming, has been organized by a coalition of unions, activists, politicians and scientists. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Marchers come down 6th Ave during the People's Climate March on September 21 2014, in New York. Activists mobilized in cities across the globe Sunday for marches against climate change, with one of the biggest planned for New York, where celebrities, political leaders and tens of thousands of people were expected. The march comes before the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes a climate change summit of 120 world leaders . AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Demonstrators hold signs on a street next to Central Park during the People's Climate March in New York, U.S., on Sept. 21, 2014. The United Nations 2014 Climate Summit is scheduled for Sept. 23. Photographer: Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Demonstrators hold signs during the People's Climate March in New York, U.S., on Sept. 21, 2014. The United Nations 2014 Climate Summit is scheduled for Sept. 23. Photographer: Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Sting attends The People's Climate March on September 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: People protest for greater action against climate change during the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014 in New York City. The march, which calls for drastic political and economic changes to slow global warming, has been organized by a coalition of unions, activists, politicians and scientists. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: People protest for greater action against climate change during the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014 in New York City. The march, which calls for drastic political and economic changes to slow global warming, has been organized by a coalition of unions, activists, politicians and scientists. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: People protest for greater action against climate change during the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014 in New York City. The march, which calls for drastic political and economic changes to slow global warming, has been organized by a coalition of unions, activists, politicians and scientists. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Marchers come down 6th Ave during the People's Climate March on September 21 2014, in New York. Activists mobilized in cities across the globe Sunday for marches against climate change, with one of the biggest planned for New York, where celebrities, political leaders and tens of thousands of people were expected. The march comes before the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes a climate change summit of 120 world leaders . AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Demonstrators make their way down Sixth Avenue in New York during the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The march, along with similar gatherings scheduled in other cities worldwide, comes two days before the United Nations Climate Summit, where more than 120 world leaders will convene for a meeting aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Demonstrators make their way down Sixth Avenue in New York during the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The march, along with similar gatherings scheduled in other cities worldwide, comes two days before the United Nations Climate Summit, where more than 120 world leaders will convene for a meeting aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Demonstrators make their way down Sixth Avenue in New York during the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The march, along with similar gatherings scheduled in other cities worldwide, comes two days before the United Nations Climate Summit, where more than 120 world leaders will convene for a meeting aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Demonstrators make their way down Sixth Avenue in New York during the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The march, along with similar gatherings scheduled in other cities worldwide, comes two days before the United Nations Climate Summit, where more than 120 world leaders will convene for a meeting aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR AVAAZ - Avaaz Executive Director Ricken Patel delivers a petition to UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon at the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The petition, signed by 2 million people, calls for 100% clean energy worldwide ahead of this week's UN Climate Summit in New York. (Ed Rieker/AP Images for Avaaz)
Marchers lift a banner during the People's Climate March in New York Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan on Sunday, accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs as they urged policy makers to take global action on climate change. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Demonstrators make their way down Sixth Avenue in New York during the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The march, along with similar gatherings scheduled in other cities worldwide, comes two days before the United Nations Climate Summit, where more than 120 world leaders will convene for a meeting aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Bird-shaped kites are held in the air as demonstrators make their way down Sixth Avenue during the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 in New York. The march, along with similar gatherings scheduled in other cities worldwide, comes two days before the United Nations Climate Summit, where more than 120 world leaders will convene for a meeting aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR AVAAZ - More than 100,000 people march through midtown Manhattan on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 as part of the People's Climate March, a worldwide mobilization calling on world leaders meeting at the UN to commit to urgent action on climate change and 100% clean energy in New York. (John Minchillo/AP Images for AVAAZ)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR AVAAZ - More than 100,000 people march through midtown Manhattan on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 as part of the People's Climate March, a worldwide mobilization calling on world leaders meeting at the UN to commit to urgent action on climate change and 100% clean energy in New York. (John Minchillo/AP Images for AVAAZ)
Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo, center left, and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, center right, join participants during the People's Climate March in New York Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan on Sunday, accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs as they urged policy makers to take global action on climate change.(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
From left, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, primatologist Jane Goodall, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon participate in the People's Climate March in New York Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan on Sunday, accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs as they urged policy makers to take global action on climate change. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
From left, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, primatologist Jane Goodall, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon participate in the People's Climate March in New York Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan on Sunday, accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs as they urged policy makers to take global action on climate change. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: People protest for greater action against climate change during the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014 in New York City. The march, which calls for drastic political and economic changes to slow global warming, has been organized by a coalition of unions, activists, politicians and scientists. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Demonstrators make their way down Sixth Avenue during the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 in New York. The march, along with similar gatherings scheduled in other cities worldwide, comes two days before the United Nations Climate Summit, where more than 120 world leaders will convene for a meeting aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Demonstrators fill Central Park South during the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 in New York. The march, along with similar gatherings scheduled in other cities worldwide, comes two days before the United Nations Climate Summit, where more than 120 world leaders will convene for a meeting aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
People fill 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue in New York before a climate change protest march Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of people from across the nation are expected in New York City to participate in what's billed as the largest march ever on global warming. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Author Malachy McCourt, 83, of New York, awaits the start of the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 in New York. The march, along with similar gatherings scheduled in other cities worldwide, comes two days before the United Nations Climate Summit, where more than 120 world leaders will convene for a meeting aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
A New York sightseeing bus stops as a large mother earth float is rolled past during a climate change march Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in New York. Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Young people carry banners and signs as they demonstrate in a climate change march Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in New York. Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
A large mother earth float is rolled along 42nd Street in New Yorkduring a climate change march Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo takes questions before the start of the People's Climate March in New York Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of people from across the nation are expected to participate in what's billed as the largest march ever on global warming. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Demonstrators make their way down Sixth Avenue in New York during the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The march, along with similar gatherings scheduled in other cities worldwide, comes two days before the United Nations Climate Summit, where more than 120 world leaders will convene for a meeting aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Demonstrators prepare a sign before the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 in New York. The march, along with similar gatherings scheduled in other cities worldwide, comes two days before the United Nations Climate Summit, where more than 120 world leaders will convene for a meeting aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
A woman holds a sign as she is wheeled along 42nd Street in New York during a climate change march Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Demonstrators gather along Central Park West before the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 in New York. The march, along with similar gatherings scheduled in other cities worldwide, comes two days before the United Nations Climate Summit, where more than 120 world leaders will convene for a meeting aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
People gather near Columbus Circle before the People's Climate March in New York Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of people from across the nation are expected to participate in what's billed as the largest march ever on global warming. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Demonstrators fill Central Park South during the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 in New York. The march, along with similar gatherings scheduled in other cities worldwide, comes two days before the United Nations Climate Summit, where more than 120 world leaders will convene for a meeting aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
A woman holds a sign as she is wheeled along 42nd Street in New York during a climate change march Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon takes questions after participating in the People's Climate March in New York Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan on Sunday, accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs as they urged policy makers to take global action on climate change. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Demonstrators make their way down Sixth Avenue during the People's Climate March in New York Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The march, along with similar gatherings scheduled in other cities worldwide, comes two days before the United Nations Climate Summit, where more than 120 world leaders will convene for a meeting aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: People protest for greater action against climate change during the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014 in New York City. The march, which calls for drastic political and economic changes to slow global warming, has been organized by a coalition of unions, activists, politicians and scientists. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: People protest for greater action against climate change during the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014 in New York City. The march, which calls for drastic political and economic changes to slow global warming, has been organized by a coalition of unions, activists, politicians and scientists. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio walks down 6th Avenue during the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014, in New York. Activists mobilized in cities across the globe Sunday for marches against climate change, with one of the biggest planned for New York, where celebrities, political leaders and tens of thousands of people were expected. The march comes before the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes a climate change summit of 120 world leaders . AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Marchers come down 6th Ave during the People's Climate March on September 21 2014, in New York. Activists mobilized in cities across the globe Sunday for marches against climate change, with one of the biggest planned for New York, where celebrities, political leaders and tens of thousands of people were expected. The march comes before the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes a climate change summit of 120 world leaders . AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Marchers come down 6th Ave during the People's Climate March on September 21 2014, in New York. Activists mobilized in cities across the globe Sunday for marches against climate change, with one of the biggest planned for New York, where celebrities, political leaders and tens of thousands of people were expected. The march comes before the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes a climate change summit of 120 world leaders . AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: People protest for greater action against climate change during the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014 in New York City. The march, which calls for drastic political and economic changes to slow global warming, has been organized by a coalition of unions, activists, politicians and scientists. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: People protest for greater action against climate change during the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014 in New York City. The march, which calls for drastic political and economic changes to slow global warming, has been organized by a coalition of unions, activists, politicians and scientists. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Climate activists prepare a 50-foot art piece representing wind and solar energy with masking tape and lights to be documented with long exposure photography, two days before the United Nations Climate Summit, in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Members from the activist groups Egyptians Against Coal and 350.org acted in concert with a series of events large and small held around the world. (AP Photo/Samuel McNeil)
Marchers sing out as they walk along Sixth Ave. during the People's Climate March in New York Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan on Sunday, accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs as they urged policy makers to take global action on climate change. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
A large mother earth float is rolled along 42nd Street in New York during a climate change march Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR AVAAZ - More than 100,000 people march through midtown Manhattan on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 as part of the People's Climate March, a worldwide mobilization calling on world leaders meeting at the UN to commit to urgent action on climate change and 100% clean energy in New York. (John Minchillo/AP Images for AVAAZ)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR AVAAZ - More than 100,000 people march through midtown Manhattan on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 as part of the People's Climate March, a worldwide mobilization calling on world leaders meeting at the UN to commit to urgent action on climate change and 100% clean energy in New York. (John Minchillo/AP Images for AVAAZ)
Elliot Crown of New York, dressed in costume called "Fossil Fool," walks with passersby along 6th Ave. during the People's Climate March in New York Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Marchers with Bike Bloc roll along 6th Ave. during the People's Climate March in New York Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Marchers with Bike Bloc roll along 6th Ave. during the People's Climate March in New York Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Marchers with a group called Backbonecampaign.org from Vashon, Washington, march along 6th Ave. during the People's Climate March in New York Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Demonstrators make their way down Sixth Avenue in New York during the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The march, along with similar gatherings scheduled in other cities worldwide, comes two days before the United Nations Climate Summit, where more than 120 world leaders will convene for a meeting aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR AVAAZ - More than 100,000 people march through midtown Manhattan on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 as part of the People's Climate March, a worldwide mobilization calling on world leaders meeting at the UN to commit to urgent action on climate change and 100% clean energy in New York. (John Minchillo/AP Images for AVAAZ)
Demonstrators fill Central Park South during the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 in New York. The march, along with similar gatherings scheduled in other cities worldwide, comes two days before the United Nations Climate Summit, where more than 120 world leaders will convene for a meeting aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
A demonstrator holds a sign during the People's Climate March in New York, U.S., on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The United Nations 2014 Climate Summit is scheduled for Sept. 23. Photographer: Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Demonstrators hold signs during the People's Climate March in New York, U.S., on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The United Nations 2014 Climate Summit is scheduled for Sept. 23. Photographer: Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Demonstrators hold signs during the People's Climate March in New York, U.S., on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The United Nations 2014 Climate Summit is scheduled for Sept. 23. Photographer: Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A demonstrator holds a sign during the People's Climate March in New York, U.S., on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The United Nations 2014 Climate Summit is scheduled for Sept. 23. Photographer: Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Demonstrators hold signs during the People's Climate March in New York, U.S., on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The United Nations 2014 Climate Summit is scheduled for Sept. 23. Photographer: Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A demonstrator wears a flag as a cape during the People's Climate March in New York, U.S., on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The United Nations 2014 Climate Summit is scheduled for Sept. 23. Photographer: Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Demonstrators roll a model of the planet Earth down the street during the People's Climate March in New York, U.S., on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The United Nations 2014 Climate Summit is scheduled for Sept. 23. Photographer: Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Demonstrators hold signs during the People's Climate March in New York, U.S., on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The United Nations 2014 Climate Summit is scheduled for Sept. 23. Photographer: Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A demonstrator plays a guitar while others hold signs during the People's Climate March in New York, U.S., on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The United Nations 2014 Climate Summit is scheduled for Sept. 23. Photographer: Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Demonstrators march during the People's Climate March in New York, U.S., on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The United Nations 2014 Climate Summit is scheduled for Sept. 23. Photographer: Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Demonstrators hold an Adbusters.org American flag during the People's Climate March in New York, U.S., on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The United Nations 2014 Climate Summit is scheduled for Sept. 23. Photographer: Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A demonstrator holds up a sign during the People's Climate March in New York, U.S., on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The United Nations 2014 Climate Summit is scheduled for Sept. 23. Photographer: Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Marchers come down 6th Ave during the People's Climate March on September 21 2014, in New York. Activists mobilized in cities across the globe Sunday for marches against climate change, with one of the biggest planned for New York, where celebrities, political leaders and tens of thousands of people were expected. The march comes before the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes a climate change summit of 120 world leaders . AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius takes part in the 'People's Climate March' on September 21, 2014 in New York. Activists mobilized in cities across the globe Sunday for marches against climate change, with one of the biggest planned for New York, where celebrities, political leaders and tens of thousands of people were expected. The march comes before the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes a climate change summit of 120 world leaders. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his wife Yoo Soon-taek take part in the 'People's Climate March' on September 21, 2014 in New York. Activists mobilized in cities across the globe Sunday for marches against climate change, with one of the biggest planned for New York, where celebrities, political leaders and tens of thousands of people were expected. The march comes before the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes a climate change summit of 120 world leaders. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon participates in the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014 in New York City. The march, which calls for drastic political and economic changes to slow global warming, has been organized by a coalition of unions, activists, politicians and scientists. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: (L-R) Primatologist Jane Goodall, Former U.S. Vice President and environmental activist Al Gore, New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon participates in the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014 in New York City. The march, which calls for drastic political and economic changes to slow global warming, has been organized by a coalition of unions, activists, politicians and scientists. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: People protest for greater action against climate change during the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014 in New York City. The march, which calls for drastic political and economic changes to slow global warming, has been organized by a coalition of unions, activists, politicians and scientists. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 21: Illuminated UN headquarters is seen during a ceremony ahead of climate march at the UN headquarters in New York, United States on September 21, 2014. The Hollywood star was named United Nations Messenger of Peace on Climate Change. (Photo by Selcuk Acar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 21: Illuminated UN headquarters is seen during a ceremony ahead of climate march at the UN headquarters in New York, United States on September 21, 2014. The Hollywood star was named United Nations Messenger of Peace on Climate Change. (Photo by Selcuk Acar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 21: Illuminated UN headquarters is seen during a ceremony ahead of climate march at the UN headquarters in New York, United States on September 21, 2014. The Hollywood star was named United Nations Messenger of Peace on Climate Change. (Photo by Selcuk Acar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 21: Illuminated UN headquarters is seen during a ceremony ahead of climate march at the UN headquarters in New York, United States on September 21, 2014. The Hollywood star was named United Nations Messenger of Peace on Climate Change. (Photo by Selcuk Acar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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