Torrential rains and flooding have killed more than 75 people in the Philippines since Christmas. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. announced an official "state of calamity" in the southern Misamis Occidental province. The flooding has displaced more than 80,000 people and destroyed millions of dollars in agriculture and infrastructure. Climate change is making the typhoons inundating the island nation more extreme; the Philippines is responsible for a negligible amount of global climate pollution and is one of the most vulnerable nations to the impacts of climate change.
(Climate Signals background: Extreme precipitation increase)
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