Warsaw - As reports flood in of devastation in the Philippines, pressure is growing on ministers attending United Nations talks in Poland to prove that on-going climate change talks are not a waste of money.
While it is impossible to blame a single event on climate change, the World Meteorological Organisation has warned that warming oceans and rising sea levels make the impact of ‘super storms’ like Typhoon Haiyan far worse and, perhaps, more frequent. So, what are our leaders doing about it? Well, 10,106 people have gathered in a football stadium in Warsaw to produce more hot air discussing a global deal to cut emissions.
The annual UN jamboree is not known for being whiter than white when it comes to jumping into bed with the enemy.