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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 4:30 am | Updated: 7:52 am, Wed Nov 13, 2013.

WASHINGTON — Nature and man together cooked up the disaster in the Philippines.

Geography, meteorology, poverty, shoddy construction, a booming population, and, to a much lesser degree, climate change combine to make the Philippines the nation most vulnerable to killer typhoons, according to several scientific studies.

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      3 comments:

      • Bubba posted at 1:23 pm on Tue, Nov 12, 2013.

        Bubba Posts: 602

        liars and hoaxers

         
      • DawgDave posted at 7:51 am on Tue, Nov 12, 2013.

        DawgDave Posts: 27

        I don't believe it either. The seas have risen 1/2" over the past two decades there. What do they think we are - fools to believe this garbage.
        I have family and friends in The Philippines. Yes - it is a poor country but this writer is full of what comes out of the south end of a north facing horse. I doubt he has ever been there. The larger cities are very modern.

         
      • Eliza posted at 5:30 am on Tue, Nov 12, 2013.

        Eliza Posts: 541

        @ Scientists said man-made global warming contributed to rising seas and a general increase in strength in the most powerful tropical cyclones.
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        I don't believe the above, accusing 'man-made' global warming reasons for any of the storm damage or the storm itself.