A young boy shows corn damaged by severe drought in the Southern Philippine town of Surallah, South Cotabato. Farmers reported that harvests were less than one third of normal yield since the drought hit last November 2004. Greenpeace linked rising global temperatures and climate change to the onset of one of the worst droughts to have struck the Philippines, Thailand, and Cambodia in recent memory. Scientists from NASA recently warned that a weak El Nino combined with the impact of increasing greenhouse gas emissions from the use of fossil fuels such coal could make 2005 the hottest year since global temperature was recorded in the 1800s.
© Greenpeace / Enrique Soriano