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George Clooney Sounds Off On Philippines Typhoon Tragedy

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11/13/2013 11:17 am
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George Clooney Sounds Off On Philippines Typhoon Tragedy
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Susan Booth

Staff Writer

Currently, the ever mounting death toll in the Philippines is really starting to get some actors in Hollywood down.  George Clooney and Iris Elba had heavy heads as the tragic news weighed on their minds as both of the actors were honored at the Britannia Awards that were held in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

George Clooney said he had been following the news about Typhoon Haiyan, which managed to strike the eastern seaboard in the Philippines this past Friday. It’s believed that somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 lives were taken by the storm. Clooney had this to say about the tragic event: “It’s terrible, and it’s headed towards Vietnam and we’ll see what happens there. It’s a terrible disaster.” The Gravity star believes that other actors will soon begin to rally in support, just as they did when the earthquake hit Haiti and the hurricane that hit New Orleans. Clooney added that “ We did the Golden Globes a week before we did the Haiti Tele-a-thon and we were able to sort of rally some troops around and we’ll see what goes on from here and see what we’re able to do. It just happened a day ago so we’re figuring it out.”

The Oscar winner has stated that even though there is no way to know for sure if global warming is the cause behind the typhoon, that denying the existence of climate change is just ridiculous. Clooney also told some reporters "Well it's just a stupid argument," Clooney told reporters. "If you have 99 percent of doctors who tell you 'you are sick' and 1 percent that says 'you're fine,' you probably want to hang out with, check it up with the 99. You know what I mean? The idea that we ignore that we are in some way involved in climate change is ridiculous. What's the worst thing that happens? We clean up the earth a little bit?” Iris Elba also called out to fellow actors and actresses, asking them to pitch in and help if they can. Elba said "I'm so, so upset about what's happened there. I mean it's such a tragic tragedy. My thoughts to all the people and people who have lost their homes and all the deaths."


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