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Addressing the climate crisis: Howie Severino's one-on-one interview with Al Gore


In 2013, Super Typhoon Yolanda, which claimed more than 6,000 lives, became the deadliest tropical cyclone to hit the Philippines in recent history. Now, the developing El Niño threatens food security in the country. These recent, extreme weather events demonstrate how vulnerable our country is to, what experts believe, are the very real impacts of climate change.

In the face of this growing threat, how can the Philippines respond?

On Earth Day, April 22, GMA News TV presents “Addressing the Climate Crisis”, News to Go anchor Howie Severino’s one-on-one interview with environmental activist and former US Vice President Al Gore. In this interview, a few days after his surprise visit to Leyte in March, Gore discusses the possible solutions – from the transition to renewable energy, to government intervention.

As Gore shares the cost-effectiveness of transitioning to renewable energy, he also emphasizes the urgent need for the Philippines to do so, to avoid having to eventually relocate more than 13 million Filipinos from our coasts.  Gore also says that every nation will benefit from addressing the climate crisis, not just in avoiding its devastating impacts, but also in benefitting from what he refers to as “the biggest business opportunity in the world”, as it would create millions of jobs.

This special presentation airs on Earth Day, April 22 (Friday) at 10:15PM only on GMA News TV Channel 11.