Philipino activists and international aid groups are warning climate change makes destructive storms like Super Typhoon Goni more common. “It was an apocalypse, a circumstance you can’t even imagine,” Jacques Fallaria, a 19-year-old member of Youth Strike 4 Climate Philippines from Bulacan, told The Independent. “The situation we are in right now should send proof to our world leaders that climate change is real and institutions should be held accountable for what has just happened in our country,” she added. Roads or telecom services to at least eight towns on Catanduanes were cut off by landslides, an estimated 25,000 houses were destroyed, and the Island’s governor also said 80% of power poles were toppled, according to the South China Morning Post. Matthew Cochrane, a spokesperson for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent said millions of dollars of aid will be needed following Super Typhoon Goni and told VOA the organization is “seeing an increasing severity in storms that we believe is very much linked to climate change.” (The Independent, South China Morning Post, Voice of America, Wired); Climate Signals background: Intense cyclone, hurricane, typhoon frequency increase)