MANILA, Philippines – On May 9, Filipinos will elect a new president.
The checklist of issues staring this new leader in the face is a long one: there’s crime, poverty, pollution, lack of access to quality education, and horrendous traffic. But probably the most pressing of all is climate change.
Climate change is here. We’re feeling its effects – typhoons are becoming more destructive, and droughts, longer and more massive. Experts warn it’s going to get worse, yet the topic hasn’t been front and center ahead of the May 9 polls.
On Monday, May 2, Senator Loren Legarda and Reuben Muni of Greenpeace Philippines sat down with Rappler CEO Maria Ressa to discuss why the next president should get serious about mitigating climate change and the major role that renewable energy will play. – Rappler.com
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