November 8: Supertyphoon Hiyan devastates the Philippines
We don’t think the message can be clearer, and neither do the experts. "Science tells us that simply, climate change will mean more intense tropical storms. As the Earth warms up, that would include the oceans. The energy that is stored in the waters off the Philippines will increase the intensity of typhoons and the trend we now see is that more destructive storms will be the new norm," declared Yeb Sano.