"Aid Agencies Say Typhoon Shows Need for Action on Climate Change"

"The UK's Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has urged countries to take urgent action on climate change, as UN talks enter their second week."

"The committee, comprising 14 aid agencies, said Typhoon Haiyan was a glimpse of the future for millions who will be at risk from extreme weather.

It said the meeting in Warsaw should agree to rapidly cut carbon emissions.

But negotiators say such action is unlikely as a global deal is not expected until 2015."

Matt McGrath reports for BBC News November 17, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"Growing Clamor About Inequities of Climate Crisis" (New York Times)

Op-Ed: "A Few More Storms Like Typhoon Haiyan May Finally Make Our Leaders Act on Climate Change" (Washington Post: Jeffrey D. Sachs)

"Climate Change Pledges: Rich Nations Face Fury Over Moves To Renege" (Guardian)

OpEd: "Monitoring A Climate Epidemic" (Los Angeles Times: Adam Sobel and Naomi Oreskes)

Opinion: "Philippines Tragedy Shows Urgency of Warsaw Climate Summit" (Epoch Times: David Suzuki)

"Typhoon Fuels Call for Global Warming Compensation Funds" (Bloomberg)

Source: BBC News, 11/18/2013