Piles of debris, damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan after it hit Tacloban City 9th November 2013.
Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013 can be seen as an indication of things to come in the future if steps are not taken to prevent climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, with tropical cyclones likely to become more intense and more damaging.
As Ministers arrived in Warsaw for the final few days of the talks, Sano met with media before going into the hall with his petition to lay out his call for action following Typhoon Haiyan. In just four days, over 600,000+ have backed his campaign which he started with Avaaz which can be seen here. Tens of thousands more citizens have signed onto other petitions with groups like 350.org, MoveOn, Friends of the Earth, and more. Together, these petitions represent an outpouring of public support for the Philippines and action at the UN Climate Talks.