Dr Heather Koldewey works for our partner, ZSL, and tells a moving story about what happens when the Philippines are about to be hit by a typhoon for the second time in thirteen months.
The initial forecasts for Typhoon Ruby (Typhoon Hagupit internationally) are as big as Typhoon Haiyan, meeting the unenviable criteria of a super-typhoon. I look at the forecasts with horror. I want to shout that it’s not fair. I want to make it stop and I want to rant at climate change deniers. Instead, I take a deep breath and get stuck in to a flurry of emails, calls and texts.