[Marxism] Hello Warsaw, This Is Haiyan Calling - FPIF

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Nov 12 05:43:06 MST 2013


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 
TheNation.com.

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.

full: http://fpif.org/hello-warsaw-haiyan-calling/




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