Summer in the Philippines: Heat index, explained



As the temperature in the Philippines continue to rise, the state weather bureau explains what heat index is, how it affects us, and how do we protect ourselves from the scorching summer heat.

On March 23, 2019, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) officially declared the start of the summer season in the country, along with a warning of hotter and warmer days ahead.

Some of us have been eagerly waiting for summer to arrive, to the extent of working out on that ‘beach-ready body’ so we could confidently flaunt them this year. Because why not? Summer is the time to relax, have fun and enjoy the beach and the outdoors.

But it is also important to take note that summer is the time when the heat index is at its highest.

The summer heat is on so it is important to hydrate by drinking plenty of water.The summer heat is on so it is important to hydrate by drinking plenty of water.
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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

Beast from the East: Extreme Snowstorm Blankets Europe



Unusually severe snowfalls crippled parts of Europe affecting Germany and Austria the most. Schools have closed down, some remote villages were cut off and power supplies and traffic was disrupted in many areas across the region.

The strong cold snap that dumped heavy snow on Europe and plunged the continent in a historic deep freeze is dubbed as the “Beast from the East”.

120 flights at the Frankfurt Airport, 90 at Munich and 159 European flights to and from Amsterdam had to be cancelled. Train operations had to be halted and delayed. Towns in Germany such as the Berchtesgaden in Bavaria was put under a state of emergency due to the severity of the situation.

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Extreme snowstorm blasted throughout Europe during the first months of 2019. 

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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

An Overview: The Age of Weather Extremes



The first weeks of 2019 have already witnessed record breaking temperatures and weather events around the globe. What else could be in store for us this year?

Overtime, the world has seen natural events so bizarre that they only happen once in every one hundred years.

From super typhoons, tsunamis and earthquakes in the east, to winter storms, drought and historic floodings in the west, it seemed as if every region in the world already had a taste of nature’s wrath.
werger2019 kicked off with severe weather events happening in almost every region across the globe.

Are these signs of an impending calamity streak in the coming future? What causes these events? And is there a way to counter the effects of our changing planet?
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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

Coffee and Climate: The Extinction of Coffee?



The world’s most famous coffee species is feared to face extinction and climate change could heavily impact nations producing coffee.

Yes, you read it right – coffee is on the brink of extinction.

That is, if climate change continues on its current course and we do not exhaust all possible efforts to somehow reverse or slow down its aggravating effects.
Climate change endangers the future of coffee.Climate change endangers the future of coffee.

Global warming coupled with human intrusion dangerously threatens the life span of our go-to morning drink. And we ought to be alarmed.
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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

The Global Fight against Climate Change: Know it and Act on it!



Let’s have a quick glance on the global effort to fight climate change and we’ll see what you can do as an individual.

In our previous flood safety tip, we talked about the United Nations’ (UN) concern on climate change and the Paris Agreement.

I understand that putting climate change in a global context is something that needs further elaboration. What I mean is, how sure are we that everyone understands the global effort to stop climate change?

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Are we aware that the United Nations are busy working to prevent the rise of global temperature? Are we even aware that the Paris Agreement on Climate Change is just a part of the larger effort to save the earth?
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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

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Despite making its exit tonight, Tropical Depression #Dodong is still expected to boost monsoon rains toward the weekend that may trigger flash floods and landslides, the state weather bureau said.
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A low-pressure area (LPA) may enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) tomorrow, June 23 but is unlikely to make landfall.

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