In the devastating aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, Vietnam and the Philippines struggle to assess their many losses and the rest of the world to understand the magnitude of this environmental catastrophe.
"Typhoon Haiyan, which cut a destructive path across the Philippines on Friday, is believed by some climatologists to be the strongest storm to ever make landfall, with winds of at least 140 m.p.h. and a storm surge as high as 13 feet. Thousands are feared dead or missing." - The New York Times, November 11, 2013