[Marxism] Hello Warsaw, This Is Haiyan Calling - FPIF
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Hello Warsaw, This Is Haiyan Calling
The super typhoon that just hit the Philippines should be a wake-up call
for climate-change negotiators in Warsaw.
By Walden Bello, November 11, 2013.
This commentary is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and
It seems these days that whenever Mother Nature wants to send an urgent
message to humankind, it sends it via the Philippines. This year the
messenger was Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda.
For the second year in a row, the world’s strongest typhoon barreled
through the Philippines, Yolanda following on the footsteps steps of
Pablo, a.k.a Bopha, in 2012. And for the third year in a row, a
destructive storm deviated from the usual path taken by typhoons,
striking communities that had not learned to live with these fearsome
weather events because they were seldom hit by them in the past. Sendong
in December 2011 and Bopha last year sliced Mindanao horizontally, while
Yolanda drove through the Visayas, also in a horizontal direction.
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