Vanuatu disaster prompts calls for climate change action

Thought to be the worst natural disaster in living memory to hit Vanuatu, Cyclone Pam has killed at least eight people and dozens more are feared dead with the most remote of the country's 65 south Pacific islands not yet reached by emergency crews.

At least 15,000 homes are now thought to be uninhabitable after being ripped apart by winds which reached almost 300 kilometres per hour. A hospital and a medical repository where drugs are kept have also both reportedly lost their roofs.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27167-vanuatu-disaster-prompts-calls-for-climate-change-action.html?utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=SOC&utm_campaign=twitter&cmpid=SOC|NSNS|2014-GLOBAL-twitter#.VQb_D-FSLEt

By NASA's Earth Observatory (CC BY 2.0)

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