Pikachu parade protests Japan's coal power backing in cutest way possible

CNET | 6/25/2019 | Jennifer Bisset
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You can't say no to that face!

Do you care about the climate? Because Pikachu does! Well, the climate activists in giant inflatable Pikachu costumes do. They double-teamed the Japanese embassy in the Philippines' capital on Tuesday, ahead of the annual G20 meeting Japan is preparing to host on Friday. It all coincides with the recent release of a sobering report into the continued support of the coal industry by G20 governments, despite the urgent need to cut carbon emissions.

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The figures, published this month in a report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), shows at least $64 billion per year in government support goes into the coal industry, which is a sizeable increase over recent years. Asian governments dominate subsidies given to the production and consumption of fossil fuels, with China, India and Japan giving the most, though Japan isn't quite at the same level as the former two. It provided a yearly average of $5.2 billion in 2016 and 2017, while China contributed $19 billion and India $17.9 billion. The US, meanwhile, gave...
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