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One dead as powerful typhoon batters the Philippines

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By Alan Tangcawan

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Scientists have long warned that typhoons are becoming more powerful, and strengthening more rapidly, as the world becomes warmer because of human-driven climate change.

The pro Putin/Xi/MbZ/MbS/Trump crowd and others who want to keep the fossil era going will continue to deny what the 'scientists' say. I expect some to claim that a nuclear bomb should have been exploded to stop the storm. Along with a Sharpie drawing to show the storm going somewhere else.

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Philippines -- ranked as one of the world's most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change -- is hit by an average of 20 storms and typhoons every year, which typically wipe out harvests, homes and infrastructure in already impoverished areas.

Hopes for a better future weather-wise and in-general for all in the Philippines.

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And of course, this trend of very rapid intensity changes makes typhoons, cyclones, hurricanes much more unpredictable and ultimately more dangerous.

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Well it may be best for the Government of Philippines to ask China to reconsider it's extremely selfish decision to build 30 to 40 new coal-fired power stations...... China already has 1,100 existing, around 4 times more than India or USA, and 10 times more than Japan.

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From Category 1 to Category 5 in and under 24hrs is becoming the new norm. Not good. To everyone affected, I am thinking of you.

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