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Experts: Man, nature share typhoon tragedy blame

November 11. 2013 4:37PM
Associated Press

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(AP) Scientists say nature and man together cooked up the disaster that has devastated parts of the Philippines.

Typhoon Haiyan (HY'-ahn) smacked the island nation with fierce winds and a deadly storm surge. The Philippines sit in the middle of the world's most storm-prone region, which gets some of the biggest typhoons because of vast expanses of warm water that act as fuel.

But meteorologists say humans played a big role in this disaster probably bigger than nature's.

Factors in the unfolding tragedy include poverty and a tremendous growth in population, much of it in vulnerable coastal areas with poor construction.

Associated Press

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