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Editor’s note: InvestigateWest photographers Christopher Crow and Mark Malijan both caught interesting images of a protest in the streets of Copenhagen today featuring young people who braved the chilly Scandinavian air in their undies. They were trying try to get through to negotiators at the United Nations’ talks to reach a global climate treaty.
The 350 in one sign is a reference to what scientists say is a safe level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere — 350 parts CO2 per million parts of air. We’re now at about 389 parts per million — and headed much higher.
The demonstrators are from Youth of the World. Their message: Don’t leave us out in the cold!