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.

The latest updates

 

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...

Boracay Island is my home

Blog entry by Marlo Schoenenberger, Boracay Yuppies | December 8, 2009

I grew up in an island where the white beach was our playground. Today, the threat of climate change is evident and very disturbing for the tourists and more so to the residents of the island. Tourism is our livelihood but with beach...

Ground Zero

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 7, 2009 2 comments

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the countdown timer for the Copenhagen Summit in my computer screen zeroes flickered. This is it… Today the world holds its breath as world leaders arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark to decide what the...

Protecting what is beautiful...

Blog entry by AC Dimatatac | December 6, 2009

It has been predicted that Boracay is one of the islands in the Philippines that will experience sea-level rise due to climate change that is why last December 2, 2009, Greenpeace together with the Department of Tourism held a workshop...

Obama moves date of Copenhagen trip

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 5, 2009 2 comments

President Obama has announced that he will now come to Copenhagen on December 18th, the same day as other heads of state. This is most certainly welcome news . All the elements are now in place for world leaders to move forward and...

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