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The U.N. climate talks in Doha concluded as the death toll from a devastating typhoon in the Philippines continues to soar with some 650 now reported dead and about 900 still missing. Greenpeace International’s executive director Kumi Naidoo condemned the lack of action in Doha in the face of these deadly impacts. Kumi Naidoo: ‘Our governments must realize that this failure is a betrayal of the people in the Philippines and around the world that have faced climate impacts now, today, and will continue in the days to come. But what is at stake here is not some ethereal thing called the planet, the climate, the environment, but what is at stake here is selling down our children and grandchildren’s futures.’ Death Toll from Philippines Typhoon Rises to Nearly 650; Hundreds Still Missing | Democracy Now!