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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Global paper giant cancels APRIL contract to stop Indonesia rainforest destruction

Press release | November 13, 2009 at 7:00

Even as Greenpeace activists, who took direct action on Thursday to stop the destruction of peatlands in Kampar peninsula by Asia Pacific Resources International Holding Limited (APRIL), are being detained by the police in Indonesia, the global...

Greenpeace tackles climate change at frontline of Indonesian rainforest destruction

Press release | November 3, 2009 at 7:00

This morning, fifty Greenpeace activists took action to prevent the destruction of Indonesia’s rainforests and called on world leaders to end global deforestation, which is responsible for about a fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions (1). The...

Greenpeace calls on EU Funding for forest protection not destruction as it blocks...

Press release | October 31, 2009 at 7:00

Yesterday Greenpeace activists in two inflatable boats intercepted a ship in France, the Izmir Castle, carrying 15,000 tonnes of palm kernel from Indonesia in the port of Montoir-de-Bretagne. The Greenpeace activists painted "Climate Crime" on...

Greenpeace sets up base in Indonesia rainforest to prevent climate destruction

Feature story | October 27, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace announced today that it has set up base in the heart of the Indonesian rainforest and will remain there for several weeks in order to bring urgent attention to the role that deforestation plays in driving dangerous climate change, a...

Push it!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 26, 2009 2 comments

How far can you push a big inflatable globe on a road in Hua Hin, Thailand? Several kilometers maybe? Today, we tried it today and covered all of 200 meters. Today just happens to be the second day of the 15th ASEAN Summit taking...

Climate Global Day of Action around the world

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 25, 2009

Yesterday was the climate change global day of action. People all over the world had been preparing and recruiting for the occasion for weeks . According to the grassroots climate campaign website 350.org, there were over 5,200...

Greenpeace challenges ASEAN to get serious about climate threat

Press release | October 24, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace today challenged ASEAN leaders to demonstrate collective leadership to protect Southeast Asia’s 850 million people from the debilitating impacts of climate change by committing to zero deforestation and low carbon development, and to...

ASEAN: Get serious about climate threat!

Feature story | October 24, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace today challenged ASEAN leaders to demonstrate collective leadership to protect Southeast Asia’s 850 million people from the debilitating impacts of climate change by committing to zero deforestation and low carbon development, and to...

Greenpeace and Iloilo residents expose illegal coal plant structure as “stupid”

Feature story | October 21, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists and Iloilo residents are urging the local government to pull the plug on a plan to operate a coal-fired power plant in this city. The group calls the illegal, premature back-filling of the proposed site, despite the obvious...

Yes men fix the US Chamber of Commerce on Climate

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 20, 2009

From Making Waves [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D67LYEacBoE&feature=player_embedded] The current disarray at the US Chamber of Commerce over its lobbying against climate legislation was made for the Yes Men and their...

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