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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Polluticians occupy the climate

Press release | November 24, 2011 at 15:51

A new report released today by Greenpeace reveals how a handful of major polluting corporations such as Eskom, BASF, ArcelorMittal, BHP Billiton, Shell and Koch Industries, as well as the industry associations that they are members of, are...

IPCC report: Extreme weather is fuelled by climate change

Blog entry by Brian Blomme, Greenpeace International | November 22, 2011

For the first time, climate scientists have teamed up with experts in disaster risk management on a report on climate change, which found that the consequences of climate change on people around the world are going to increase. The...

Greenpeace statement on IPCC report on extreme weather events

Press release | November 19, 2011 at 13:30

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released today a summary of its Special Report on climate impacts and disaster risk management: Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation,...

Open letter to the Ministers of the 19th ASEAN Summit in Bali, Indonesia

Blog entry by A-FAB Coalition | November 16, 2011

We formally call on Your Excellencies, His Majesties, Presidents and Ministers of the 10 ASEAN member-states attending the Bali Summit to give the needed mandate to their climate change negotiators to find, speak, and work on common...

Greenpeace, Oxfam call on leaders to stop ASEAN sinking ahead of Bali Summit

Press release | November 16, 2011 at 11:58

ASEAN leaders should work together to address the problem of climate change, NGO group A-FAB (ASEAN for a Fair, Ambitious and Binding Global Climate Deal) warned today. To dramatize the problem, activists created a tableau of sinking hands in...

Paradigm shift needed to beat climate change

Blog entry by Anna Abad | November 9, 2011

Our planet is now home to 7 billion people.  We have lived several ages, periods and dynasties.  Now is The Age of Overshoot, which tells us that “limitless growth is straining the Earth’s carrying capacity, depleting natural capital...

Greenpeace ‘likes’ Facebook’s new datacentre, but wants a greener friendship

Press release | October 27, 2011 at 20:04

Amsterdam, 27 October 2011 -- Greenpeace today welcomed news that Facebook’s new datacentre, to be built in Luleå, Sweden (1), could be fully powered by renewable energy, but called on the company to take its ambitions further by using green...

UNFCCC 101

Blog entry by Lea Guerrero | October 13, 2011

The UNFCCC is an international treaty which aims to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations that lead to global warming.  It was created during the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.  Every year, parties to the convention (i.e.

Our Thin Sky: Arctic Ozone Hole Discovered

Blog entry by Kert Davies | October 4, 2011

An  ozone hole opened up this past spring over the Arctic. Not good. While we have had thinning before, this is new.  This isn't breaking news - it was in  April - but an international team of scientists just had their study...

Remember, remember the 26th of September...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 26, 2011

. ..when a relentless downpour engulfed Metro Manila, in a deluge never before seen or felt by majority of its inhabitants. September 26, 2009: Typhoon Ondoy (international code name Ketsana) dumped 334 millimeters of rain in...

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