Unfortunately, mega hurricanes and super typhoons may become all too common due to human’s impact on the environment. These storms gain strength from heat in water, and we are warming the oceans all too fast. Additionally, poorer countries that contribute less to carbon emissions and climate change are the most vulnerable to it.
Please consider donating to help those affected by Haiyan. I donated to GlobalGiving because their CharityNavigator rating is high, and they say their funds go toward both emergency relief and long-term effects. If you cannot donate, join an advocacy group or contact your representatives to take action. If you’re in the U.S., urge your mayor to make the change to 100% renewable energy.
Check out CharityNavigator for reputable collections. Author’s note: this post was updated July 16th, 2017. Listed charities may no longer have Haiyan-specific pages, however UNICEF and MSF (Doctors without Borders) still have their pages. Thank you!