How super typhoon Yolanda started
MANILA -- More than a week after 'Yolanda' hit the country, scientists and experts are still trying to explain how the super typhoon was formed.
Many believe that "Yolanda" was the result of climate change, which threatens to bring about significant and lasting changes in weather patterns over periods of time. These changes, scientists point out, are caused by global warming, or the increase in air and water temperature.
Weather conditions such as extreme rains and storms may be an effect of global warming, they warned, and aggravated by the emission of green house gases.
In an interview on "Matanglawin" that aired on Sunday, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) climatologist Anthony Joseph Lucero explained that "Yolanda" may have been an effect of climate change.
"Nakakaapekto din ang pag-init ng hangin sa development ng weather systems. Ang tropical cyclone ay isang weather system. Gumagalaw ang hangin dahil sa difference in temperature," he saod.
The United Nations has also expressed concerned over the different effects of climate change.