Destructive Philippine typhoon puts spotlight on climate concerns

Tuesday, 12 November, 2013

MANILA (Reuters) - Belle Segayo had travelled to the central Philippines to teach local officials how to adapt to a future altered by climate change.
But the future, or at least a forewarning of it, came to her instead in the shape of Typhoon Haiyan, underlining concerns that damaging storms could increasingly threaten coastal nations such as the Philippines as oceans warm and seawater levels rise. Scientists have cautioned against blaming individual storms such as Haiyan on climate change. But they agree that storms are likely to become more intense.