Philippines - Typhoon
PHILIPPINES. November 2013 - Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, devastating portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines. It is the deadliest Philippine typhoon recorded in modern history, killing at least 6,300 people in that country alone.
This Typhoon spurred Pilipino climate change representative Yeb Sano to plea to the world at the UN's climate meeting in Warsaw, Poland to take immediate, drastic action to reduce climate change-causing carbon dioxide emissions.