Expert Says Climate May Have Played Big Role in Typhoon After All

"We've heard that climate change likely played a very minor role in the havoc that typhoon Haiyan wrought on the Philippines."

"And that’s what we reported in the days right after the massive storm blasted across the country in early November, killing thousands, leaving tens of thousands homeless and destroying huge swaths of the country's transportation and public services infrastructure.

But in the couple of weeks since then, our primary source for that story has taken a deeper look at the storm and has found that climate change may have played a much bigger role in its damage than he initially thought."

Peter Thomson reports for PRI's The World November 25, 2013.

Source: PRI, 11/27/2013