Philippines pleas for action on climate change

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 12 (UPI) — Amid the devastating destruction of Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines has called for immediate action on climate change. In an emotional speech Monday at the opening of the United Nations climate talks in Warsaw, Poland, Yeb Sano, commissioner for the Philippines climate change commission and head of the Philippines delegation, called the climate crisis “madness” and said he would refuse to eat until progress is made. During the two-week meeting, representatives from some 190 countries aim to forge a new global climate agreement that will take effect in 2020. “In solidarity with my countrymen who are struggling to find food back home, I will now commence a voluntary fasting for the climate” during the meeting “until a meaningful outcome is in sight,” Sano said. “What my country is going through as a result of this extreme climate event is madness, the climate crisis is […]

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