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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Myanmar already paying the price for climate change

Press release | May 10, 2013 at 14:10

Yangon -- Necessity, indeed, unites. The need to address the catastrophic impacts of climate change in Myanmar is bringing together prominent and diverse personalities - many of whom have held opposing views in the past - together for...

Greenpeace gives Petilla a thumbs down for rejecting solar energy projects for Mindanao

Press release | April 25, 2013 at 15:56

Energy Secretary Jericho L. Petilla has revealed his true bias against Renewable Energy by opposing solar power proposals in Mindanao. Petilla argued that RE projects take longer to build and may be more expensive in the long haul.

To The Arctic Council With Love

Blog entry by Markus Power | April 23, 2013

A group of senior citizens from Portland, Oregon sent us a photo of themselves forming a human heart. In their email they wrote, "We sure hope this will make a difference — we may be old but we certainly still care." College students...

What did you do once you knew? An Earth Day reflection

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | April 22, 2013

"It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility." —Rachel Carson Today more than 175 countries observe Earth Day, which...

Seeing a polar bear for the first time

Blog entry by Willie Ferrer | April 16, 2013

I remember the first time I set eyes on a polar bear. It may have been from afar and through a telescope, but it was memorable nonetheless, realizing that I was taking in the same icy air that this magnificent creature was. Surely only...

The North Pole Expedition has started their trek!

Press release | April 8, 2013 at 16:46

A group of young campaigners on a mission to protect the Arctic is set for a historic and unexpected meeting with a delegation of powerful Arctic officials at the North Pole this week.

Catwalk design heading to the North Pole

Blog entry by Vivienne Westwood | March 29, 2013

I really am delighted to support the Save the Arctic campaign. I am incredibly proud of the design that we came up with — and we launched a new T-shirt as part of the collection at Paris fashion week. We superimposed the image on a...

Young Southeast Asians lead the way in the battle to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Nicole Johnston | March 20, 2013

Think saving the Arctic has nothing to do with Southeast Asia? Think again! Even better, listen to two teenagers from this region who know that it has everything to do with them. “If we don’t act now, our generation will suffer later.

13-year old Malaysian girl wins Greenpeace’s Flag for the Future Arctic competition

Press release | March 16, 2013 at 21:27

London — Dame Vivienne Westwood, the world renowned fashion designer, has selected the winning flag design that will be planted on the seabed at the North Pole next month, closing the global competition run by the World Association of Girl Guides...

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President Aquino urged to usher in renewables: coal plants to bring Mindanao more...

Press release | March 7, 2013 at 15:25

Manila — Coal plants will bring Mindanao more harm than good, Greenpeace said today as they urged President Benigno (Noynoy) Aquino III to usher in clean, green renewable energy and reject harmful coal plants.

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