Two years on from Typhoon Haiyan

It’s been two years since one of the most devastating cyclones in recent history pummelled through southeast Asia. Super Typhoon Haiyan – the strongest recorded storm to make landfall – killed an estimated 6,300 people and displaced almost 1 million. An article recently provided by The Guardian gives a telling story of the current situation in the Philippines, which was the most badly affected country. To read the article, click here.

With the upcoming climate talks in Paris later this year, the anniversary provides a timely reminder of the considerable threat posed to countries like the Philippines with the possibility of further severe storms in the future.

The storm whipped up one minute sustained winds of nearly 200 mph, and was so powerful that the waves it had generated, allegedly, displaced a 198-ton giant boulder