Typhoon Haiyan Leads the Storm Arms Race

Wellen, Russ
November 2013
Foreign Policy in Focus;11/12/2013, p1
The article highlights the similarities between Typhoon Haiyan and nuclear weapons. It cites estimates from research centers which said Haiyan's maximum strength exceeded the previous record-holder Hurricane Camille which hit the Gulf Coast in 1969 with sustained winds of 190 miles per hour. It notes that the typhoon's strength resembles a small nuclear exchange in intensity. It also emphasizes the need for a reduction in the amount of greenhouse gas emitted into the atmosphere.


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