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Tearful Philippines Delegate Announces Hunger Strike Demanding Climate Change Action 11-11-13

Published on Nov 11, 2013
"Philippines delegate Naderev (Yeb) Saño, announces his decision to go on hunger strike on the first day of the COP19 Climate Change Summit in Poland, 11 November 2013.

Making an impassioned plea for action by the conference, he said that he would be fasting in solidarity with his country-folk until action to prevent climate change is forthcoming.

Saño received a standing ovation after describing the hardship suffered by Filipinos, including members of his own family, due to the "colossal" typhoon Haiyan which recently hit his country."

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Comment by Bruce Larson*Moore on November 12, 2013 at 9:21pm
Welcome to mankind's future. The natural re-wilding of lowlands by repeated storm damage of human infrastructure until the sea covers your costal cities. Leaving one path to modern societies survival. Adopting cooperative, sustainable technologies, enabling mass migration to higher ground, as this movement will entail a complete rebuilding of society and there will be neither time nor resources available for conflict, for the endeavor will require every aspect of cooperation humanity can muster.

‎"Why should there be hunger and deprivation in any land, in any city, at any table, when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life?"
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
 

         

 

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