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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The clock is ticking...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 3, 2009 5 comments

Greenpeace members carry a globe in a symbolic u-turn of the Earth from the devastations of climate change. Alas! The month of July has ended with only a handful of posts in this blog! Perhaps the photo below would give you an...

Statement on President Arroyo's meeting with US President Barack Obama

Press release | July 30, 2009 at 15:23

Commenting on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s scheduled meeting with United States President Barack Obama to discuss issues of mutual concern such as climate change, Greenpeace Climate and Energy Campaigner Amalie Obusan said:

Training the Solar Generation Trainers

Feature story | July 28, 2009 at 6:00

On 28-31 July 2009, Solar Generation with Arun Wittaya School's Student Council and Academic Department of Thab Sakae Conservation Group organized a training for Solar Generation leaders.

Greenpeace challenges Arroyo on Climate Change Legacy

Press release | July 24, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace today challenged President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to lay the foundations for a true legacy in climate change mitigation and energy security during her term. The challenge calls for Arroyo to set the example, and to put into place...

Nuclear power rejected anew in Indonesia

Press release | July 22, 2009 at 6:00

The rejection of nuclear power in Indonesia is another nail in the coffin of the nuclear industry, Greenpeace said today as it demanded the Philippine government to follow suit and abandon its dangerous nuclear power plans which it criticized as...

Makati readies to combat climate change

Feature story | July 20, 2009 at 6:00

The local government of Makati City, the Philippines’ premier business district, today signed on to Greenpeace's "Simple Lang, Save the Climate" campaign in a bid to become the first Energy Efficient City in Southeast Asia. The Energy Efficient...

Green DJ’s to broadcast from Thailand On Air : Greenpeace

Feature story | July 18, 2009 at 6:00

Thailand On Air and Solar Generation, the youth group of Greenpeace today launched Green DJ project which aims to provide aspiring youth the skills of radio broadcasting of environmental information.

Green DJ’s to broadcast from Thailand On Air : Greenpeace

Feature story | July 18, 2009 at 6:00

Thailand On Air and Solar Generation, the youth group of Greenpeace today launched Green DJ project which aims to provide aspiring youth the skills of radio broadcasting of environmental information.

Urgent action needed as Arctic ice melts

Feature story | July 15, 2009 at 6:00

Arctic ice is melting at an unprecedented rate. As scientists on board the Arctic Sunrise gather more data showing the urgency of the situation, world leaders stay inactive.

Five coal plants occupied by climate activists during G8 Summit

Feature story | July 9, 2009 at 6:00

As the G8 limps into its second day our activists have scaled a fifth Italian coal-fired power station, again demanding climate leadership and action from the G8 heads of state.

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