With the help of Sendong and the recent habagat floods in Metro Manila, the Philippines is now on the 99th spot on the Global Adaptation Institute (GAIN) Index 2012.

GAIN Index 2012, is an open-access, open-source and open-data online tool that in addition to summarizing, scoring and ranking 176 countries’ resiliency to climate change can be used by public and private sector planners and decision makers to better prioritize climate change adaptation investments.

The site mentioned the Philippines to stress the point of global impact of climate change:

“Flooding in Thailand shut down 800 factories employing 450,000 workers and computer hard drive prices increased 250 percent. Flooding in the Philippines forced 780,000 people from their homes. Hundreds were killed in Pakistan because of the floods in 2011 and 2012. Global wheat stocks will drop 13 percent due to record drought in Australia and the U.S.”- GAIN

Typhoon Sendong, with an international code name of Washi, struck Cagayan de Oro last Dec. 17, 2011, almost a year now and it typifies our readiness to combat these natural disasters brought about by climate change.

text by nooboon, pictures from ABS-CBN news

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