One week after Typhoon Haiyan, or Typhoon Yolanda is it is known locally, ravaged the central Philippines, the scope of the tragedy is still hard to grasp. One reporter describes the situation today in Tacloban.
Extraordinary storms are just part of weather and life. It may be tempting to blame them on climate change, but it's hard to prove that. Still, climate change may be one reason why the damage caused by Haiyan was so high.