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Climate parade marchers focused on rising sea levels, Charleston drainage issues

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Marchers joined forces Saturday to bring attention and call for action on climate change.

The Climate March was the kickoff to a month-long awareness campaign about rising sea levels and how to fix issues like drainage problems here in the Lowcountry. It coincided with hundreds of marches across the country, including the People's Climate March in Washington, D.C. 

"People are joining together from all over the world to say this is our climate, this is our earth, our world...and we believe that we should stand up together and we say want to protect our planet," Enough Pie Executive Director Cathryn Zommer said.

The march featured speakers, music, exhibits and family-friendly activities. 

The effort to raise awareness came as the Environmental Protection Agency removed most of the information on climate change from its website. A press release from the agency said the website is being updated to "reflect the approach of new leadership." EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has previously expressed doubt about the reasons for climate change.

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