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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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Presidential candidates must come clean on nuclear energy: Greenpeace

Feature story | February 4, 2010 at 7:00

Greenpeace today called upon all presidential candidates and other political aspirants to make public their stand on nuclear energy and declare their plans and policies on energy sourcing, especially with the threat of el niño compounding the...

A BASIC lead on climate

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | January 27, 2010

From the Climate Rescue Blog Much has already been written and said about the failure of the December 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit, and no doubt there will be plenty more commentary over the coming months and years. But one thing...

Greenpeace awards medals of shame to Global Leaders for climate failure

Press release | January 22, 2010 at 12:54

Over 75 Greenpeace activists from Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines today demonstrated at the US embassy in Bangkok condemning the derailment of the climate negotiations in Copenhagen by a handful of countries led by the US.

Greenpeace awards medals of shame to Global Leaders for climate failure

Feature story | January 22, 2010 at 7:00

Over 75 Greenpeace activists from Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines today demonstrated at the US embassy in Bangkok condemning the derailment of the climate negotiations in Copenhagen by a handful of countries led by the US.

New report reveals how climate change will severely affect Philippine freshwater...

Feature story | December 21, 2009 at 7:00

A new report launched by Greenpeace today details how climate change will severely affect the country’s freshwater resources in the coming years, aggravating projected water crises, unless effective adaptation measures are urgently put in place.

Propaganda scuttles action in Copenhagen

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | December 17, 2009 7 comments

The average global temperature increase of human industrialism, caused primarily by the burning of coal and oil and secondly by the destruction of the world’s carbon capturing forests. Note that short term fluctuations — up or down...

Greenpeace and GCCA partners stage musical noise barrage for the climate

Feature story | December 12, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace and other organizations under the “tiktoktiktok” (“tcktcktck” in some countries) movement today staged activities all over the globe to call on world leaders for a fair, ambitious and binding (FAB) deal at the ongoing United Nations...

Nude runners highlight the need for climate action

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 11, 2009 1 comment

On the eve of the Global Day of Action on Climate Change male students holding roses and 'climate change' banners run naked at the state-run University of the Philippines in Manila on December 11, 2009 to demand concerted action to...

Check out the live stream of our side event here at the UN climate summit

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 9, 2009

Earlier this year, Grenpeace activists hung the above banner on the iconic Mt. Rushmore in the US after it became apparent that Obama was not leading the climate debate as he'd promised. In just a couple hours, you can tune in to...

Day one at Copenhagen-the short version

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 8, 2009

Lots of folks here are sending updates out about how the first day of the climate summit went but I thought I would share this email form a friend, it seemed so easy to understand and covers all the basics of what went down here at the...

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