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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Quit Coal - Save the Climate

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 18, 2008

Hello. My name is Beau and I'm the campaigner on board the Rainbow Warrior for the Philippine leg of the Quit Coal, Save the Climate Tour. Our first day on the Rainbow Warrior began with the crew waking up really early to prepare to...

Wind Turbines and Warning Shots

Feature story | December 6, 2007 at 14:49

Governments meet in Bali this week to agree an action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to stop climate change from inflicting severe impacts. The Rainbow Warrior is in Indonesia to add urgency to our call for climate action. Our activists...

Greenpeace Statement: Haze endangers people’s health and contribute to climate change

Press release | March 14, 2007 at 7:00

Tara Buakamsri of Greenpeace Southeast Asia said: "Greenpeace is calling on the Thai government to declare the provinces of Chiang Mai and Chiangrai under a state of calamity due to the thick haze that is now choking these provinces. The...

Booming EU demand for biofuels could kill Indonesian forests

Press release | January 19, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace today warned about the spectre of increased forest-related calamities in Indonesia, where plantations for palm oil are expected to expand rapidly into forest areas due to demands for bio-fuels in the European Union. The Indonesian...

Skate boarding anyone?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 16, 2006

Skateboarding has entered an era where top riders sign corporate sponsorship contracts with "anti-offensiveness" and "no disparagement" clauses, mainstream television stations like ESPN- Disney's sports division - show the X-Games and...

Indonesian Ministry of Forest smoked for failing to halt forest conversion

Feature story | October 5, 2006 at 6:00

As Haze from fires raging in Riau province and central Kalimnatan, cloaks Singapore, Malyasia and other parts of Indonesia. Greenpeace activists literally smoked out the Ministry of Forestry in Jakarta to highlight its consistent failure to...

Globe warms: rainforests burn

Feature story | September 14, 2006 at 13:42

In what is becoming an annual event, fires are sweeping through the tropical rainforests of Indonesia and Brazil. The burning of the rainforests not only threaten biodiversity in the affected areas but, by contributing towards climate change,...

Forest fires rage again in Indonesia: Greenpeace calls on Government to act to...

Press release | August 30, 2006 at 6:00

A Greenpeace team of investigators has discovered widespread destruction of Sumatra's ancient forests, caused by fires which are threatening to burn out of control. The team visited Riau, Sumatra, to investigate and document the fires which have...

Solar generation campaigns at Masskara festival

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | June 6, 2005

Solar Generation youth at the Maskara Festival These kids may have the sun in their eyes. But they definitely aren’t blinded by the light. In fact, they would like nothing more than to shine that light on everyone lest the world...

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