Filed under: Philippines, Stop climate change | Tags: BAD09, blog action day 2009, c2c, Climate Change, Copenhagen, greenpeacebuzz
People say that pictures are worth a thousand words… how much more would it be if the pictures came in the form of videos?
As we countdown to the upcoming Copenhagen Climate Conference we believe that it is important that the voices of the many who have experience the brunt of climate change be given a human face. Especially now that it is Blog Action Day, a day that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance.
In this post are two videos from recent climate change induced extreme weather events namely last year’s Typhoon Frank and the more recent Typhoon Ondoy.
Typhoon Frank 1 year after
Last June 2008, Iloilo was struck by typhoon Frank, 1 year later those who’ve been affected by the storm surge that came with the typhoon are still picking up the pieces of their lives.
Typhoon Ondoy an omen of things to come
Typhoon Ondoy (international code name Ketsana) dumped 334 millimeters of rain in the first six hours, the highest ever recorded rainfall in the Metropolis.
What could be more important now than to engage in meaningful conversation around climate change, an issue that threatens us all. It is our hope that out of this whole day of online discussion in the blogosphere around the issue of climate change that it will stir us all into action by doing changes in the our lifestyle but also into admonishing our leaders to take the issue of global warming as a priority in their policy agendas.
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