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Thursday 01 June 2017

ShelterBox and Climate Change
ShelterBox and Climate Change

Photo from 2013: Typhoon Haiyan, known as Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, was one of the most intense tropical cyclones on record.

President Donald Trump has announced that the U.S. is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. (Via BBC)

Global disaster relief agency, ShelterBox, offers comment on President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw America from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

ShelterBox has grown over 17 years into an international organization with affiliates all over the world – including ShelterBox USA. Their experience in the world’s worst disaster and conflict zones has given unique insight on the effects of extreme weather events.

Chris Warham, ShelterBox 

Chris Warham, Chief Executive of ShelterBox, said:

“Climate change is not fake news. America leaving the Paris Climate Change Agreement is incredibly disappointing and could mean even more hardship for the most vulnerable people on our planet.

Through our work with devastated communities across the world, we’ve seen first-hand how the growth and movement of populations combined with poverty and increasing extreme weather events means more and more families are dealing with the consequences - including flooding, landslides, drought, famine, and tropical storms. Leaders in the global community have a responsibly to unite and do more to protect the people who are impacted the hardest by these events.

We urge Mr. Trump to reconsider remaining committed to the Paris agreement on climate change.”

Typhoon Haiyan as seen from space
Typhoon Haiyan as seen from space

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