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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 International head urges meeting with President Putin

Press release | October 10, 2013 at 11:03

Amsterdam, 9 October 2013 – Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo has written to President Vladimir Putin offering to travel to Moscow as early as possible to meet with the Russian President, in an effort to end the continued...

We rebut Gazprom’s absurd claims about the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | October 9, 2013

In a recent news   item   on the   BBC , Artur Akopov, chief of operations on the Prirazlomnaya, made a number of absurd claims about the safety of the peaceful Greenpeace action on the side of Gazprom’s giant oil platform. In a   ...

Piracy charge against Arctic activists 'an assault on peaceful protest' - Greenpeace

Press release | October 2, 2013 at 17:43

Amsterdam, October 2, 2013 — The Russian state prosecutor today laid charges of piracy against a Greenpeace activist who protested against oil drilling in the Arctic. A freelance videographer has also been charged with piracy, which carries a...

Greenpeace International rejects piracy allegations, demands access to detained activists

Press release | September 24, 2013 at 19:42

Amsterdam, 24 September 2013 - Russian authorities today released a new statement (1) regarding Greenpeace International activists on board the ship Arctic Sunrise. The Greenpeace International ship is currently being held outside the port city...

Every act of peaceful rebellion adds up

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 19, 2013

I woke up at the crack of dawn this morning with my stomach in knots as I scrambled to check my twitter feed and email. It was five a.m. but I was wide awake; physically in Amsterdam but my heart in Russia where I knew that five of...

The day we came together to defend the Arctic

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 16, 2013

On Sunday, something incredible happened. I got on my bike, I cycled around Washington DC and 14,000 people came with me, in over 106 cities, in 36 countries, in every continent around the world. I joined the biggest demonstration ever...

Filipinos take part in the historic Ice Ride, a global mass bike ride to save the Arctic

Press release | September 15, 2013 at 12:26

Quezon City, Philippines, September 15, 2013 —Today, hundreds of Filipinos took to their bikes to pedal 14 kilometers from Pasig to Quezon City as part of the Ice Ride - a global mass bike ride happening in 110 cities in 36 countries. Wearing...

The Arctic nightmare Russian authorities don’t want you to see

Blog entry by Christy Ferguson | August 24, 2013

I’m on board the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise, about to cross into an area of the Arctic that Russian authorities don’t want us to see. They’ve contravened international law by denying our ship access to an important sea route...

3 oil spills in 3 countries in 2 weeks

Blog entry by Zelda Soriano | August 16, 2013

It’s been a bad few weeks for the oceans of Southeast Asia, with three separate petrochemical spills polluting our waters, endangering biodiversity and livelihoods. Coming hot on the heels of the spill in Thailand on July 27,...

The Southeast Asian monsoon, the Arctic and Singapore

Blog entry by Zelda DT Soriano | July 31, 2013

They are very much connected although Southeast Asia and the Arctic are about 6,000 miles apart. The rush to exploit the resources of the northern Arctic region will exacerbate the climate change impacts of the already melting Arctic.

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