The Asian archipelago was responsible for about 0.26 percent of continue
the worlds carbon emissions in 2012, data from the Energy Information Administration shows. When the storm struck one of the Philippines poorest provinces , it killed more than 6,000 and forced nearly 4 million people from their homes. Experts have said that Haiyan and other extreme weather events of the last few years are caused at least in part by climate change. Typhoons, hurricanes and all tropical storms draw their vast energy from the warmth of the sea, Will Steffen, director of the Australian National University climate change institute, told The Guardian . We know sea-surface temperatures are view
warming pretty much around the planet, so that's a pretty direct influence of climate change on the nature of the storm. Climate justice is just one of a number of issues that the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris will seek to address; the Paris pacts ultimate goal is to mobilize nations to reduce global temperature to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-Industrial Revolution levels. In keeping with that objective, Hollande and Aquinos call to action echoed UN secretary-general Ban-Ki Moons statement earlier this week in New York, where he reminded member states of the importance of international cooperation in the months leading up to the Paris accord. Recent months have seen strong progress on climate change. Governments, along with leaders of finance, business and civil society, came together to announce significant new actions that can reduce emissions and strengthen resilience, the UN News Service reported Mr.