Opinion Analysis

Saturday 17 March 2018

Barry Andrews: Failure to tackle climate change puts unfair burden on the poor

Two children amid the devastation left by Haiyan
Two children amid the devastation left by Haiyan

Last December, the Filipino delegate to the UN Climate Change Conference in Qatar broke down in tears when appealing to the conference to show greater urgency.

Nadarev Sano wept as he recalled how Typhoon Bobha had resulted in 1,000 deaths that month, linking it to global weather changes.

This weekend's Typhoon Haiyan was more severe in every respect and latest estimates suggest that more than 12,000 people have lost their lives as a result of the storm.

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