“We can stop this madness”: Philippines delegate urges action at U.N. climate talks
With his home city, Tacloban, in ruins, the commissioner for the Philippines climate change commission urged the U.N. in Warsaw to resolve the deadlocked climate talks.
"In solidarity with my countrymen who are struggling to find food back home and with my brother who has not had food for the last three days... I will now commence a voluntary fasting," said Naderev (Yeb) Saño in his opening remarks Monday morning. His speech emphasized the disconnect between the international negotiations and the stark reality of climate change's impact, of which the Philippines is only the most recent victim: