Category Archives: Global

Frozen: A Horror Story

Though Disney’s blockbuster animated film, Frozen, is chock-full of empowering and heart-melting scenes, the real-life “frozen” stories we’ve been hearing lately from the U.S. will give you goose bumps—not the…

Beating the Heat: Lessons Learned from December California Wildfire

Within hours, a natural phenomenon can already reduce a beautiful mountainscape into a blazing inferno. Earlier this month, extreme fire conditions broke out in different parts of Southern California. The…

Media Takes Action on Climate Change

See previous article: Climate Action through Communication The two-day Media Summit on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) organized by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union held in Dhaka, Bangladesh concluded…

Climate Action through Communication

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, in partnership with Bangladesh TV, gathered Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) advocates, climate and weather experts, and communication and media practitioners for the Third Climate Change and…

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…