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

 

"Obama" vows to end climate crisis

Feature story | September 18, 2009 at 6:00

In a “historic announcement” delivered from the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, “President Obama” has vowed to end the climate crisis by committing to legally binding, timely and deep emissions reductions that are ambitious, equitable and fair...

Climate Opinion Poll: Asians demand climate deal, want Obama to lead

Feature story | September 17, 2009 at 6:00

People in developing Asia pin their hopes for a new global climate treaty mainly on one man: Barack Obama. According to a new poll, 53% of Asians believe an agreement at the Copenhagen Climate Summit in December depends on leadership by the US...

Dumbo Drop

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 15, 2009

September 15, 2009 No, I don’t mean what Um has to clean up , but the process of transporting elephants across provincial borders. An operation as complicated as the movie Operation Dumbo Drop . As required by Thai law and...

Washington, we have a problem.

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

Xiaowei, a Chinese rock-star, Tshepo, an African activist and Shane, an American-Indian student are part of the small Greenpeace team of Thai and Filipino staff and volunteers, that walked the entire distance of 12 kms with the...

Walking with the elephants!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 14, 2009 2 comments

13 September 2009 I have walked for many causes in the past. Inspired by the Narmada Bachao Andolan , I walked with people of the Narmada valley in India who were opposing the  hugely controversial Sardar Sarovar dam, that has wiped...

Elephants for chang[e]

Feature story | September 14, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace embarked on an extraordinary 15-day journey with five elephants, to call upon world leaders, and Barack Obama in particular, to demonstrate audacious leadership and take immediate action to avert climate chaos. We all know that...

The future depends on what we do in the present

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 12, 2009 1 comment

September 12, 2009 Om Jai Shri Ganesha! As is the practice amongst millions of believers, especially the Hindus, the blessings of the elephant-headed god, aka Ganapati, the remover of obstacles and god of all beginnings, were sought...

Chang[e] : Greenpeace calls on Obama to make history again

Feature story | September 12, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace today embarked on an extraordinary 15-day journey with five elephants, to call upon the world leaders, particularly United States President Barack Obama to demonstrate audacious leadership and take immediate action to avert climate chaos.

Age of Stupid coming to Thailand

Feature story | September 9, 2009 at 6:00

Age of Stupid, the much-awaited docu-drama-animation about climate change is coming to Thailand simultaneously with hundreds of similar screenings all over the world.

The clock is ticking...

Feature story | September 8, 2009 at 6:00

An unprecedented global alliance of civil society organizations, trade unions, faith groups and other organizations concerned with climate change, today made its local presence known by mounting, together with the City of Makati, a bike tour for...

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