What’s Left After Typhoon Haiyan

Photos from the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan are horrifying; I nearly cried looking at these four dog victims, and the reality that’s setting in for all these people is beyond imagination. At the Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf writes, “The stories about inaccessible areas of the Philippines, where authorities haven’t yet seen the damage—let alone helped the survivors—makes me reflect on the global drone fleet, and imagine an alternative world where it was optimized and expanded to spot victims rather than insurgents, delivering drinking water rather than Hellfire missiles.”

Oh, it’s awful, and the U.N. climate change delegate from the Philippines is still fasting for what is likely a hopeless cause, and there are these hungry kids and then also all these other ones, and I just: here’s the Philippine Red Cross.

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