As global warming continues, scientists warn that natural disasters caused by typhoons or hurricanes could get worse unless comprehensive preventative measures are taken.
Although scientists don't yet have the means to definitively quantify the link between climate change and severe storms like Hurricane Harvey, global warming is still likely a factor.
Two powerful hurricanes within two weeks, and sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico have been among the highest in the world this year - coincidence? Or is global warming fueling these massive storms?
Thousands of residents have been evacuated from remote provinces of the Philippines as the country braces itself for wild weather. The storm could reach an intensity similar to 2013's devastating Typhoon Haiyan.
Officials in the Philippines are preparing for evacuations as Typhoon Nina approaches the northern part of the country. The storm is expected to make landfall on Christmas Day.
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