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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Bravo Apple: company slams lobby group over climate change

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 8, 2009 2 comments

Latest high profile departure highlights split in Corporate America Apple makes a stand for climate. Who will join them? Apple has stormed out of the biggest lobby group in the United States. At issue is the US Chamber...

700 strip naked for climate message

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 5, 2009

Naked message: global warming could mean an end to the days of wine... and rosés. 700 volunteers posed nude in a French vineyard to send a message about climate change. This human art installation in the South of Burgundy was...

Marking Gandhi's birthday

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 2, 2009

From Making Waves One of our Communications Managers, Prajna Khanna, writes: With the simple act of making salt, Gandhi concluded one of the most successful Non violent protests in History – the Salt march. He mobilised millions...

Share your Typhoon Ondoy story

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 29, 2009 4 comments

We'd like to hear your stories ... 6:46 AM murasaki - let's help one another for the cause of our world [: 6:46 AM murasaki - let's help one another for the cause of our world [: 5:05 AM Riczzyab - I think God really...

Ondoy

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 27, 2009 8 comments

a photo of our house surrounded by floodwater Note: I was supposed to publish this yesterday but the power in our area went out and was not able to get back until this morning, but I was not able to get online due to the many...

Greenpeace challenges world leaders to accelerate UN climate negotiations Chang(e)...

Press release | September 27, 2009 at 6:00

On the eve of the United Nations climate negotiations in Bangkok, and 72 days before the Copenhagen Climate Summit, Greenpeace today dared world leaders to stand up, show their mettle and take first step toward lasting climate solutions.

Behind that masked grey visage

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 24, 2009 1 comment

On Sunday, September 20, Chang(e) Caravan joined the citizens of Chanchoengsao, in their local festivities that combined the Global Car-Free Day with the provincial river- protection day. Strangely enough, this was our first day in...

“Age of Stupid” premieres in the Philippines

Press release | September 23, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace is supporting the roll-out of global screenings of the much-awaited docu-drama-animation, “Age of Stupid” with a premiere screening taking place in 50 countries, in every continent – including Antarctica – on September 21-22, hopefully...

The Age of Stupid

Feature story | September 23, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace called on world leaders to "Be smart, not stupid" as climate talks take center stage at the special session of the United Nations General Assembly on climate change in New York today. The environmental group supported the roll-out of...

Be smart, not stupid; World leaders must put climate talks back on track at UN...

Press release | September 22, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace today called on world leaders to "Be smart, not stupid" as climate talks take center stage at the special session of the United Nations General Assembly on climate change in New York today. The environmental group is hosting the...

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