An Emotional Appeal

In Blog, Politicsby Rashers Tierney1 Comment

Naderev Saño, the lead negotiator of the Philippines delegation, breaks down in Doha

He ended with this.

“I appeal to the whole world, I appeal to leaders from all over the world, to open our eyes to the stark reality that we face. I appeal to ministers. The outcome of our work is not about what our political masters want. It is about what is demanded of us by 7 billion people.

“I appeal to all, please, no more delays, no more excuses. Please, let Doha be remembered as the place where we found the political will to turn things around. Please, let 2012 be remembered as the year the world found the courage to find the will to take responsibility for the future we want. I ask of all of us here, if not us, then who? If not now, then when? If not here, then where?”

Mash it up with some footage from the post-Katrina devastation in New Orleans, and it’s the sort of thing that could sit easily at the start of an environmental catastrophe movie like The Last Winter.

Philippines picks up pieces after freak typhoon roars across country.


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