Children in developing countries are among those hardest hit by climate change. They’re experiencing the effects every day, but they are the least to blame for the changes.
Earlier in 2012, we asked small groups of children in some of the countries most affected by climate change how changing weather affected their lives.
Read more about our Speak up for Children campaign, which asks Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey to fill the Green Climate Fund, which could protect millions of children around the world from the devastating impacts of climate change.
In the Philippines, many children said that the winds had got stronger. "During a typhoon with strong winds, we can’t even play inside the house because of poor housing condition. Rooftops are also blown away."
In this photo, a child is surveying land damaged by Tropical Storm Washi in January 2012.
But wind isn't the only problem. The weather is now very changeable, and there are shifts in heat and rainfall several times a day. The children said that the intense heat from the sun burns their skin.
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