#TalkThursday with Naderev and AG Saño
MANILA, Philippines – Brothers AG and Naderev Saño shared their experiences on Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) – one brother at the local level, the other in a global forum.
Mural artist AG, who started the street art movement Dolphins Love Freedom, was in Tacloban City in the aftermath of Yolanda. His unenviable task as a volunteer: collect corpses littered on the streets.
On November 11 – 3 days after the typhoon's Philippine landfall – AG's brother Naderev spoke at the opening of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland. Naderev, the Philippine Climate Change Commissioner and lead climate negotiator, called the typhoon a "hell storm."
"What my country is going through as a result of this extreme climate event is madness. The climate crisis is madness. We can stop this madness right here in Warsaw," he said. (Read: 'Stop this climate crisis madness')
Naderev challenged climate change deniers, telling them to "get off your ivory tower" and visit the places most affected by climate change, including the Philippines.
According to the latest count by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, 2,275 died in the super typhoon. The United Nations estimates 673,000 are now homeless.
Watch the interview below.