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聯合國氣候大會 菲代表絕食支持災民

2013/11/12 — 16:13

聯合國由昨天起於波蘭首都華沙召開第 19 屆氣候變化大會。菲律賓代表辛奴(Naderev Yeb Saño)在發言時以海燕風災作例,呼籲世界各國要關注氣候變化。他在發言期間多次哽咽,又表示開始絕食,跟家鄉的家人和人民一同挨餓,直至會議有實質進展。辛奴發言後全場鼓掌致敬,又為風災死難者默哀3分鐘。

辛奴昨天在會上透露,自己的家庭正正來自重災區獨魯萬市,他的家人正於風災過後忙於救災和撿走死屍,又因為物資短缺而連日捱餓。為了支持家人和其他災民,他決定絕食,希望能同時爭取到與會各國支持解決氣候變化。

另外辛奴又認為氣候變化是導致熱帶氣旋愈來愈強的原因。因為地球變暖,令菲律賓附近的熱帶氣旋有更多暖海水儲起能量,提升強度:

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Science tells us that simply, climate change will mean more intense tropical storms. As the Earth warms up, that would include the oceans. The energy that is stored in the waters off the Philippines will increase the intensity of typhoons and the trend we now see is that more destructive storms will be the new norm.

辛奴在會上說,海燕風災反映了國際社會不能夠再在氣候問題上拖延,與會各國必須加強解決問題的決心,對抗氣候變化。他又批評已發展國家的減排目標是「危險地低」(dangerously low),希望這些政府能夠提高目標。對於部分人士否認氣候變化正在發生,他表示這類人應該「走出象牙塔」、遠離閒適,去到遭受氣候變化嚴重影響的地區,例如低窪的加勒比海島、亞馬遜熱帶雨林地區看清現實:

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To anyone who continues to deny the reality that is climate change, I dare you to get off your ivory tower and away from the comfort of you armchair. I dare you to go to the islands of the Pacific, the islands of the Caribbean and the islands of the Indian ocean and see the impacts of rising sea levels; to the mountainous regions of the Himalayas and the Andes to see communities confronting glacial floods, to the Arctic where communities grapple with the fast dwindling polar ice caps, to the large deltas of the Mekong, the Ganges, the Amazon, and the Nile where lives and livelihoods are drowned, to the hills of Central America that confronts similar monstrous hurricanes, to the vast savannas of Africa where climate change has likewise become a matter of life and death as food and water becomes scarce.

在一連12日的聯合國氣候變化大會上,外界希望與會各國可為2015年減少排放溫室氣體協議達成初步共識,另外可以制訂出具體的財政支援,協助比較窮困的國家應付氣候變化的問題。但部分發達國家被指訂立過低減排目標,態度消極。

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