Typhoon HAIYAN and Climate Change

Today’s issue of the Globe & Mail carried lengthy commentary on the Philippines tragedy, the extraordinary devastation and high death toll caused by Typhoon Haiyan.  There was not one sentence linking Haiyan to climate change. The Toronto Star also carried numerous articles about Haiyan, in which there was a short reference to the remarks of Christiana … Read more

Getting away from official Press Releases

Stephen Leahy and independent journalists from other countries will be reporting on COP 19, which will be held this month in at Warsaw.  They will relate COP 19 issues to the consequences of climate change in their own countries.

The COP 19 “negotiations” will continue from November 11th to November 22. You can follow reports (in English) by going to The Climate News Mosaic.

During last year’s COP at Doha, typhoon Bopha hit the Philippines.  The delegates were moved by an emotional speech by a delegate from the Philippines referring to the death, damage and destruction caused by that typhoon. His message was simple: no more delays, no more excuses.

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