Climate Change and Natural Disasters: Responding to the Philippines’ Haiyan Tragedy

Quaderni - Working Paper DSE N° 940

13 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2014

See all articles by Keshab Ratha

Keshab Ratha

Sambalpur University

Sushanta Mahapatra

University of Bologna - Department of Economics

Date Written: April 29, 2014

Abstract

The powerful typhoon Haiyan that swept across the Philippines is one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall, cut a path of destruction through several central islands, causing scores of people dead. The disaster's full impact is still revealing as the entire country has been caught in a state of shock and desperation. The devastation is really horrific with human tragedy. Responding to the disaster of such magnitude calls for both national and international hands to come forward for the affected people.

Keywords: Climate Change, Natural Disasters, Typhoon, Government Policy, Philippines

JEL Classification: Q54, Q56, Q58, Q59

Suggested Citation

Ratha, Keshab and Mahapatra, Sushanta, Climate Change and Natural Disasters: Responding to the Philippines’ Haiyan Tragedy (April 29, 2014). Quaderni - Working Paper DSE N° 940. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2430689 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2430689

Keshab Ratha (Contact Author)

Sambalpur University ( email )

Sambalpur
Orissa
United States

Sushanta Mahapatra

University of Bologna - Department of Economics ( email )

Strada Maggiore 45
Bologna, 40125
Italy

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
240
Abstract Views
1,374
rank
129,630
PlumX Metrics