Article 2 For Dec 2 – ഹയാൻ നല്കുന്ന പാഠം (Lessons from Haiyan)

A scientific article ഹയാൻ നല്കുന്ന പാഠം  or Lessons from Haiyan, on the devastating tropical cyclon Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda that hit Philippines particularly is next in line. Written by Dr. C. M. Joy and published in Janmabhoomi, it lists out the various reasons as to why the cyclone caused so much destruction and gives a caution to Keralaites that we should take adequate measures since Kerala also shows all the demerits that had lead to this unproportionate tragedy in Philippines.

പ്രവിശ്യ = province
ഭാവനരഹിതർ = homeless
വാർത്താവിനിമയ സംവിധാനങ്ങൾ = communication channels
വിരളം = rare
സുസ്സജ്ജം = well  equipped
ആഗോളതാപനം = global warming
കാലാവസ്ഥാവ്യതിയാനം = climate change
ഉഷ്ണമേഖല കൊടുങ്കാറ്റ് = tropical cyclone
പ്രളയം = flood
സമുദ്ര ഉപരിതലം =  continental shelf (not sure )
തീരദേശ മേഖല = coastal region
കണ്ടൽകാട് = mangrove forest
പുലിമുട്ട് = Breakwater  structure
അഭാവം = deficit

 

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