Cli­mate change ad­vo­cate Yeb Sano to visit

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

FILIPINO cli­mate change ad­vo­cate Yeb Sano will give a free talk at the Whit­sun­day Arts and Cul­tural Cen­tre on Sun­day, June 14, from 2.30–4pm.

Hosted by Whit­sun­day Resi- dents Against Dump­ing, ECOCEQ and Green­peace; lo­cal cli­mate change cam­paigner Tony Fontes said Mr Sano would draw cli­mate com­par­isons be­tween Australia and the Philip­pines.

“He’s pro­mot­ing cli­mate change. It’s time to do some­thing about it,” Mr Fontes said.

“Whether it’s to pro­tect the reef from bleach­ing and acid­i­fi­ca­tion or an is­land na­tion like the Philip- pines from sea level rise or se­vere weather events, we need to do some­thing.

“I think it’s pretty ob­vi­ous why he’s fo­cus­ing on Australia – be­cause we’re not (do­ing any­thing).”

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