Category Archives: Global

2016: WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD

In a press release dated January 18, 2017, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed that 2016 was the hottest year on record. With a global average temperature of 1.1 degrees…

Climate Change: When it rains, it pours—bizarrely

New studies from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) researchers showed that climate change does not only affect the severity or amount of rain but also the precipitation patterns. According…

April 2016 Earthquakes: Are they indicators of an impending disaster in PH?

    On the third week of April 2016, a series of massive earthquakes hit different parts of the world, killing more than 700 people. These raised a common question…

After U.S. Snowzilla, Snow Storm Jonas heads to Britain

    Causing thick snow and hurricane winds, Winter Storm Jonas brought what is dubbed as Snowzilla over the east coast in the US, forcing to shut down the operations…

The Tragedies that Were: A Second Look at 2015’s Global Disasters

  This year, severe weather events impacted several regions around the world—proof of the ever-growing threat of Climate Change. Fittingly enough, it was also this year when nation leaders gathered…

What COP21 really stands for

C- limate Change affects everyone in millions of ways. From producing extreme weather events that destroy lives and properties, health, and the animals’ habitat, to effects of ocean acidification, coral…

The Hazards of Haze

The forest fire in Indonesia that began in July caused haze in nearby countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Southern Thailand. Kalimantan (Borneo) and Western Sumatra in Indonesia are…

Climate Clever: 10 Climate Change Terms You Need to Know Now

We always hear about it, but do we really know what it really is? Throughout the globe, Climate Change is a pressing concern that has both environmental and human impacts….

Nansen Initiative Global Consultation takes place in Geneva, Switzerland

The Nansen Initiative, a high-level intergovernmental meeting which unites ministers and senior civil servants from more than 75 countries to discuss resolutions for today’s disaster displacement and prepare for new…

Philippine Weather Forecast: “Bagyo-free” within 3 days

There are reasons to begin this week with a smile. As the ridge of the high pressure area continues to extend over Luzon, generally fair weather will prevail over the…