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December 15th, 2011
Disaster Preparedness Long Overdue

I’m referring to disaster preparedness. We all know how many lives have been lost, how many homes, schools, roads, and other facilities and infrastructure have been destroyed by earthquakes, floods, typhoons, and other calamities. German watch, an international think tank focusing on climate and development, says the Philippines is among the ten countries most vulnerable to severe weather caused by climate change. The country sits on the earthquake-prone Pacific Ring of Fire. It is also on the path of typhoons that form in the western Pacific. Read More