The Stream, November 11: Philippines Typhoon Survivors Left Without Water

Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the central Philippines last Friday, are now desperately searching for limited food and water supplies, The New York Times reported. The typhoon, one of the strongest to ever hit the Philippines, created a massive storm surge that leveled buildings and may have killed tens of thousands of people.

A Q&A published by the Guardian explores the possible links between Typhoon Haiyan and climate change. Officials from the Philippines have repeatedly appealed to developed countries to curb emissions that drive climate change.

United States
Florida’s Everglades could one day be unfit to provide communities with fresh water as seas rise and creep inland, according to some scientists, The New York Times reported. The latest climate change forecasts also predict that the Florida Keys will be submerged.

Despite living on the water, residents of Nigeria’s Makoko community, a slum of Lagos, often struggle to find clean drinking water, Aljazeera reported. Pollution in the community’s canals also creates a public health threat.

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