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UN: Humans likely to blame for last year’s extreme weather events

The Philippines’ devastating Typhoon Haiyan and drought in Australia were among recent weather extremes consistent with man-made climate change, the UN’s weather agency said Monday. “Many of the extreme events of 2013 were consistent with what we would expect as a result of human-induced climate change,” Michel Jarraud, secretary general…

Philippines counts the cost of Typhoon Haiyan

Super Typhoon Haiyan’s devastating assault on the central Philippines exerted a catastrophic human cost, but analysts say its impact on one of Asia’s fastest growing economies will be less traumatic. The national economy has been on an upswing for the past five years and expanded 7.6 percent in the first…

Climate change hits the poor harder and Typhoon Haiyan is just one example

The devastation in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan is a terrifying reminder that developing nations are hit hardest by severe weather brought on by climate change, which leads to even greater global inequality and suffering. Typhoon Haiyan…  …

U.S. military presence in the Philippines could grow after typhoon Haiyan

US military footprint on Philippines could grow after typhoon Haiyan (+video) (via The Christian Science Monitor) A US military plane evacuates residents at Tacloban airport in central Philippines Wednesday in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan. (Bobby Yip/Reuters) Earlier this month, negotiations between the United States and the Philippines to sharply…

Typhoon Haiyan’s force illustrates the rising power of tropical storms

Haiyan may be strongest ever to hit land so far but as the oceans warm the power of storms is rising When typhoon Haiyan – known in the Philippines as Yolanda – pounded into the islands of Samar and Leyte at 4.40am after picking up speed on a 900-mile track…

At least three dead and millions terrified as monster Typhoon Haiyan whips through the Philippines

One of the most intense typhoons on record whipped the Philippines Friday, killing at least three people and terrifying millions as monster winds tore apart homes. Super Typhoon Haiyan smashed into coastal communities on the central island of Samar, about 600 kilometres (370 miles) southeast of Manila, before dawn on…

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