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December 18, 2013

Kerry announces additional aid for those displaced by Typhoon Haiyan

  • $25M worth of additional humanitarian aid has been authorized by the U.S government, for residents of the Philippines who were displaced by typhoon Haiyan late last month. Nearly 100,000 of the roughly 4 million initially displaced by the storm remain in emergency shelters at this time. source
14:38 // 8 months ago
December 16, 2013

digg:

This man was given $25,000 to shoot an ad for The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. Instead he spent all the money on disaster relief in the Philippines.

Impressive, and good on the studio for not turning him down.

15:35 // 8 months ago
November 19, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan recovery efforts could cost more than five billion dollars

  • $5.8B could be needed to repair the recent destruction in the Philippines, according to new government estimates, after Typhoon Haiyan tore its way through the island nation last week. Just shy of four thousand have been confirmed dead in the wake of the storm, and more than 1100 residents remain unaccounted for as of Tuesday. In total, four million people are estimated to have been displaced by the storm. source
14:12 // 9 months ago
November 17, 2013
11:00 // 9 months ago

hartpandrew:

Horrifying

Eyewitness footage of Typhoon Haiyan washing house away (by Plan International)

Whoa. Look at that. Nearly two million are estimated as homeless, per reports. The UN says 4,200 have died as the Philippine government says the death toll is standing at 3,633 with around 1,700 missing. 12,000 are injured across the Philippine’s 7,000 islands. And aid is now finally arriving to the islands. The United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Israel and Australia all are sending in physical help along with other countries contributing proceeds. 

10:05 // 9 months ago
November 13, 2013

Death toll continues to rise in Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan, warehouse raid

  • eight people were killed by a crumbling wall after thousands of Philippine residents stormed a government-owned warehouse that held more than 100,000 bags of rice.
  • 2,275 people have been confirmed dead in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which slammed into the Philippines over the weeked. Approximately 670,000 people were also displaced by the typhoon, according to the latest UN estimates. source
14:43 // 9 months ago
November 12, 2013
inothernews:

Path of destruction.  This map shows the track of Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda through the Visayas, the group of islands in the central Philippines.  Comprising more than 7,000 islands, the archipelago is vulnerable to the wind and rain from typhoons, along with the accompanying storm surge.  (The Philippines is also vulnerable to the effects of climate change.)  The dots indicate the height of storm surge, with red indicating waves of more than 3.3 feet; Tacloban is located in the horseshoe-shaped cluster of red dots between the islands of Samar and Leyte on the right of the map.  Other impacted islands include, from right to left, Masbate, Cebu, Negros (both the provinces of Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental), and Panay.  (Illustration via the New York Times)

As USA Today notes, the U.S. response to the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia made all the difference there. It’s something the paper emphasizes can happen again with the right response to the storm in the Philippines.

inothernews:

Path of destruction.  This map shows the track of Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda through the Visayas, the group of islands in the central Philippines.  Comprising more than 7,000 islands, the archipelago is vulnerable to the wind and rain from typhoons, along with the accompanying storm surge.  (The Philippines is also vulnerable to the effects of climate change.)  The dots indicate the height of storm surge, with red indicating waves of more than 3.3 feet; Tacloban is located in the horseshoe-shaped cluster of red dots between the islands of Samar and Leyte on the right of the map.  Other impacted islands include, from right to left, Masbate, Cebu, Negros (both the provinces of Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental), and Panay.  (Illustration via the New York Times)

As USA Today notes, the U.S. response to the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia made all the difference there. It’s something the paper emphasizes can happen again with the right response to the storm in the Philippines.

(via laughterkey)

21:31 // 9 months ago
November 11, 2013
climateadaptation:

What’s the connection between Super Typhoon Haiyan and climate change? Despite the conflicting headlines connecting climate change to massive storms, the science really is unclear. And this is a problem that science writers need to be clear about.  Tom Yulsman of Discover Magazine rounds up some very controversial and frankly terribly dishonest headlines about climate change and typhoons. Check it out if you have a chance.

Very, very interesting. "There are, in fact, conflicting reports about Haiyan’s strength at landfall. Remote sensing by satellites indicated peak wind speeds of 190 to 195 miles per hour, prompting Jeff Masters, director of Meteorology at Weather Underground, to say it was the ‘strongest tropical cyclone on record to make landfall in world history.’ Meanwhile, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration pegged the storm’s peak gusts at 171 miles per hour."

climateadaptation:

What’s the connection between Super Typhoon Haiyan and climate change? Despite the conflicting headlines connecting climate change to massive storms, the science really is unclear. And this is a problem that science writers need to be clear about.  Tom Yulsman of Discover Magazine rounds up some very controversial and frankly terribly dishonest headlines about climate change and typhoons. Check it out if you have a chance.

Very, very interesting. "There are, in fact, conflicting reports about Haiyan’s strength at landfall. Remote sensing by satellites indicated peak wind speeds of 190 to 195 miles per hour, prompting Jeff Masters, director of Meteorology at Weather Underground, to say it was the ‘strongest tropical cyclone on record to make landfall in world history.’ Meanwhile, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration pegged the storm’s peak gusts at 171 miles per hour."

13:30 // 9 months ago
climateadaptation:

Another tropical storm headed for the Philippines. Source

Something to watch. 

climateadaptation:

Another tropical storm headed for the Philippines. Source

Something to watch. 

10:00 // 9 months ago
inothernews:

Tacloban, Leyte province, the Philippines, a city laid waste.  (Photo: Erik deCastro / Reuters via The New York Times)

Wow. Look at that. 

inothernews:

Tacloban, Leyte province, the Philippines, a city laid waste.  (Photo: Erik deCastro / Reuters via The New York Times)

Wow. Look at that. 

9:30 // 9 months ago