Filipino Climate Delegate asks: “If not us, then who? If not now, then when?”


    As I watch the devastating death toll rise in the Philippines as a result of Typhoon Haiyan, I recalled the impassioned speech of the Philippines delegate to the United Nations Climate Conference in Doha, Qatar last December when another Typhoon was bearing down on his island nation.  

    He posed the question to the UN Climate Assembly:

    “If not us, then who? If not now, then when?” I urge you listen to his speech:  

    How many Katrinas, how many Sandies, how many Haiyans will it take before we come together as a nation and as a community of nations to talk bold action on climate change?  

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