The Philippines is reeling after being struck by one of the worst storms the world has ever witnessed — hurricane Haiyan. The world is responding with aid and concern. The U.S. military is mobilizing. That’s all good but what the country and the world needs is real action to battle climate change, to help mitigate such storms in the future. Climate talks open in Poland this week and most people expect very little to be accomplished — despite the fresh onslaught from nature telling us the burning of fossil fuels is destabilizing the climate. Five stories below should give you some food for thought about the future of the planet.