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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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...

Must we paint them a picture?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 15, 2009 3 comments

A delivery truck turned upside down, after typhoon Ondoy caused heavy flooding in Barangay Sto. Nino in Marikina. People say that pictures are worth a thousand words... how much more would it be if the pictures came in the form...

We need to set the world on fire, and toast politicians' buns: Blog Action Day

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 15, 2009

From the Climate Rescue Blog Trafigura: Why did Greenpeace have to stop their poisoned ship? Why did Twitter have to stop their censorship? Because Governments failed to do their job. Why are we, with less than 53 days to go to...

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.

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