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Half a Million Forced to Evacuate as Typhoon Kammuri Slams Philippines

HeadlineDec 03, 2019

In the Philippines, half a million people were forced to evacuate their homes as the powerful Typhoon Kammuri swept across the archipelago. The airport in the capital Manila was closed for 12 hours, grounding hundreds of flights. At least one person was killed. Authorities are now warning of deadly landslides and storm surges from the rainfall. Scientists say climate change is intensifying the strength of typhoons. Meanwhile, in Madrid, Spain, protesters gathered outside the first day of COP25 — that’s the U.N. climate change summit — to demand urgent action on climate change. This is Blanca Lagunas.

Blanca Lagunas: “Today we are here in Madrid because COP25 is starting, where leaders and multinationals are going to make decisions about our future. We have joined together from more than 20 countries for this Extinction Rebellion protest calling for real solutions. We are giving leaders an ultimatum, and we are asking them to tell the truth and find real solutions.”

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