MANILA, Nov. 28, 2013—With the recent devastation in the Visayas region caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda, a Catholic priest corroborated the findings that it was an effect of climate change and is urging government and world leaders to find ways of minimizing the problem.
Fr. Benny Tuason, director of the Archdiocese of Manila’s Ecology desk stressed that the recent typhoon is an effect of climate change.
“It is true, we already experienced it. I hope that our world leaders will decide on the solutions to lessen the problem of climate change,” Tuason said.
Tuason added that the position of the Church is mitigation, reducing the severity of the matter.
He believes that because of climate change, typhoons are going to be stronger and situations after typhoons will be worse.
“Scientists are not scaring us, they are just stating a fact that our world is not improving in terms of mitigation,” he said.
“We need to prevent this effect of climate change. Until now, there is no decrease on the usage of coal fossil fuel that results to global warming and triggering climate change,” he furthered. (Jandel Posion)