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View from the Philippines: Building a climate movement

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:16 PM
Author: Global Power Shift
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Poor people who did little to create climate change are paying the highest price for it. That injustice – and the struggles of her own neighbours to cope with growing climate pressures - is what is motivating Zephanie Daniels to take action. In her home country of the Philippines, she has seen how vulnerability to extreme weather is worsening the already existing gap between rich and poor.

“When I hear the words ‘climate change’, it reminds me of a lot of faces,” she said. “When I hear the words ‘climate change’ it’s about a village in my community who fear being relocated when they are flooded, and families that are still at evacuation sites until now.”

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