Tagged: typhoon

Science communication failure and political failure contributed to Haiyan's death toll - Guest Work

Guest Author Nov 27, 2013

by George Jones I watched the TV news from the island of Mandanao, south of typhoon Haiyan’s path through the Philippines for several days before landfall.  The local name was Yolanda, and it featured on every newscast, amidst items about a high level corruption investigation involving hundreds of millions of dollars, and anticipation about how Miss Philippines would rate in … Read More

Typhoon Haiyan: how does it compare? - Shaken Not Stirred

Jesse Dykstra Nov 13, 2013

(note dates as of 8 Nov. 2013)   The Guardians’ Ami Sedghi has written a nice blog comparing Typhoon Haiyan, which has caused devastating damage and loss of life in the Philippines over recent days, to historical tropical storms;  Haiyan has been widely reported in the media as one of the largest tropical storms in history. Ami has also clarified the use … Read More