Typhoon Haiyan has claimed thousands of lives and displaced more than half a million people in the Philippines.
“The Philippines is certainly no stranger to typhoons or to natural disasters, however recent extreme weather events have become more frequent and more devastating in the last decade because of climate change. Haiyan– the 24th typhoon to have hit the country this year—is the most powerful typhoon in Philippine history.”
Amalie Obusan, Greenpeace Southeast Asia
“Once again, a disaster such as this one, underscores the urgency of the work we do as a global organization on climate change. It is in fearful anticipation of tragic scenarios such as these why our staff and
activists go through great lengths, putting their life and liberty at risk, to take action at the frontlines of climate destruction – whether that’s in the forests of Sumatra or the hostile waters of the Arctic. I would like to believe this is part of the larger narrative why 30 of our colleagues remain in detention in Russia. And it is our hope that they find courage and inspiration to endure the injustice they are going through, moving the planet away from the clear and present danger posed by runaway climate change.”
Von Hernandez, Executive Director
Greenpeace Southeast Asia