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Philippines disaster may have been worsened by climate change

December 20, 2011

Philippines disaster may have been worsened by climate change, deforestation December 20, 2011 04:18 PM – Jeremy Hance, MONGABAY.COM As the Philippines begins to bury more than a 1,000 disaster victims in mass graves, Philippine President Benigno Aquino has ordered an investigation into last weekends flash flood and landslide, including looking at the role of illegal logging. Officials have pointed to both climate change and vast deforestation as likely exacerbating the disaster.

via Environmental News Network — Know Your Environment.

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