Save the climate!

A Greenpeace volunteer on top of a wind turbine in Ilocos Norte,Philippines.© Greenpeace/Rap Rios

Climate change is the greatest threat the world faces. It is already killing hundreds of thousands of people a year and if left unchecked will put hundreds of million others at risk.

Climate change is already wreaking havoc across the world with increased intensity and frequency of extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and storms, sea level rise, water scarcity, decline in agricultural output, proliferation of pests and diseases, and the extinction of species.

The Philippines is already reeling under the impacts of climate change. And although the effects of this catastrophe—stronger typhoons, rising sea levels, and corresponding effects on Filipinos, the national economy and the environment—are not inescapable, they are projected to continue and worsen, unless effective steps for mitigation and adaptation are not implemented immediately.

Catastrophic climate change isn’t inevitable: we know it is caused by human activities, including the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation.

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Zero commitment = zero reductions

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 25, 2014

The other night I listened intently to President Aquino’s speech at the UN Climate Summit convened by Ban Ki Moon. Four minutes in, I was dumbfounded by statements like: “Nations should not engage in another protracted debate over...

Weathering extremes

Blog entry by Atty. Zelda DT Soriano | September 22, 2014

As I write this, masses of people of different nationalities and cultures are marching in New York ahead of the UN Climate Summit on September 23.  Now, New York might be thousands of miles away, but the Summit’s topic and what all...

We are the game changers in the battle to save the climate

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | September 21, 2014

"Humanity already possesses the fundamental scientific, technical, and industrial know-how to solve the carbon and climate problems for the next half-century." -Stephen Pacala and Robert Socolow Science, Aug. 2004 Aren't you...

Aquino continues to be pro-coal, plays double-speak on climate change adaptation

Press release | September 20, 2014 at 18:59

Manila, Philippines— With just a few days away before President Benigno Aquino III delivers a speech at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, Greenpeace today challenged the Chief Executive to end his “coal addiction” in light of climate...

The Arctic is worth fighting for

Blog entry by Yeb Saño | September 11, 2014

As I witness with my own eyes the sublime and spectacular beauty of the Arctic, I realize that we live on a deeply interconnected planet. What happens all over the world affects this region in seriously profound and intricate ways.

Filipino climate commissioner at Arctic sea ice edge to appeal for global climate action

Press release | September 11, 2014 at 14:00

Longyearbyen, Norway — As the Arctic sea ice reaches its lowest extent of the year, Filipino climate commissioner Naderev “Yeb” Saño is at the ice edge with Greenpeace to demand that world leaders take action on climate change at the upcoming...

7 reasons to claim water for life, not for coal

Blog entry by Helena Meresman | September 3, 2014

Safe, affordable and accessible water is one of our planet's scarcest natural resources. Many people don't have access to fresh water for sanitation, agriculture, or even to drink. Yet, global water consumption by the power sector...

5 Common Misconceptions About Renewable Energy

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez | September 1, 2014

Renewable energy (RE) has certainly been getting more global attention now than in past decades. There’s been a massive volume of success stories surfacing, on small- and large-scale renewable energy projects all around the world. ...

Aquino government’s dependence on coal is costing the Philippines its climate

Press release | July 25, 2014 at 14:00

Quezon City, Philippines, 25 July 2014 – The Philippine government’s continued fixation with coal-fired power plants as our main energy source will push the country to more climate catastrophes that will cost the economy, as well as endanger the...

It's time for LEGO to block Shell

Blog entry by Ian Duff | July 1, 2014

Imagine you're eight years old and picture the Arctic. There are no oil rigs, no industrial shipping and no politicians fighting over it. It's just an endless sparkling expanse of sea and ice, populated by brave scientific explorers...

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