Ban ki-Moon blames Tycoon Haiyan in Philippines on man-made 'climate change'

Sydney, Nov. 17 (ANI): United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has said Typhoon Haiyan that killed thousands in the Philippines was an example of climate change.

While speaking at the Tallin University in Estonia on a tour of several Baltic states before joining a second week of climate talks in Poland, Ban added that the super tycoon should also serve as a warning to mankind.

According to, he said that the world was facing a tipping point, as countries thrash out a deal to be signed in 2015 to cut Earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions.

He said that people have seen what has happened in the Philippines, adding that it was an urgent warning, an example of changed weather and how climate change is affecting everyone on Earth.

The UN reported 4,460 people had been confirmed dead so far and said 2.5 million people still 'urgently' required food assistance after the country was hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan on November 8, the report said.(ANI)