Climate Change Expert Challenges "Fake News" About Disappearing Philippines Cities

3 Jul 2018 by OOSKAnews Info
MANILA, Philippines

Reports from online "news" sources claiming that global warming will lead to seven Philippine cities disappearing underwater in a “few” or “several” years have been challenged by a leading Philippine climate change expert, AFP reports, saying that Asian Development Bank (ADB) research cited in the posts does not support the dramatic claim, nor does the report used to guide global climate policies.

Red Constantino, executive director of the non-profit Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities in Manila told the news agency "We must be extremely wary of fake news, particularly if it is related to climate change. The impacts are already horrific. Exaggeration serves only to discredit both science and the policy measures needed to confront crisis".