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Hot new year!

While the traditional greeting is “Happy New Year,” this time it may need a significant addition in view of recent historic climate records.  The greeting may well be: “Happy New Year, despite a hot or even hotter 2024.”  June 2023 was the hottest June on record globally. July was also the hottest month. The following...


New Year’s Day air space shutdown a ‘blessing in disguise’?

Sen. Miguel Zubiri was close to bursting into an incredulous laugh when he heard that very sensitive air navigation equipment worth billions of pesos wasn’t being monitored by even inexpensive closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras that he himself has all over his house in Cagayan de Oro City. The Senate president was unpleasantly surprised by one...