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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The storms of December

Blog entry by Anna Abad | December 16, 2012

In the wee hours of December 5, 2012, Typhoon Bopha (locally knows as Typhoon Pablo) pounded on Mindanao, leaving a trail of destruction in New Bataan, Compostela Valley and the coastal areas of Baganga, Cateel and Boston. I...

M/Y Esperanza detour, a right decision

Blog entry by Virginia Benosa-Llorin | December 15, 2012

Carrying 55 tons of relief goods – sacks of rice, clothing, bottles of water, hygiene materials and kitchen utensils provided by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Save the Children Foundation, and ABS-CBN’s Sagip...

“Hope” giving hope

Blog entry by Mark Dia | December 12, 2012

Mark Dia, our Regional Oceans Campaigner, is currently serving as our onboard team leader for our Pablo Response mission. He sent us the following update from the field just before the Esperanza made landfall in Davao City on 11 Dec.

Doha debriefing

Blog entry by Amalie Obusan | December 11, 2012

Doha was my first time at a UN climate conference and not sure of what to expect, I was immediately reminded of what was at stake when 'super typhoon'  Bopha crashed into the Philippines  – a type of storm we may see more of if we do...

Doha talks are not just about climate change—but about our lives and our future:...

Press release | December 5, 2012 at 16:54

Doha/Manila — As the world’s leaders once again fail to make substantial progress in the continuing UN climate talks in Doha, thousands of communities in the Philippines are feeling the effect of super typhoon Bopha.

Aquino's moral imperative

Blog entry by Anna Abad | October 30, 2012

In 2011, the Philippines topped the list of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. The distinction is confirmed by the series of weather-related calamities that was endured by the country last year, and which claimed over 3...

Malita and San Miguel's Duck: A Short Story

Blog entry by Fr. Joey Evangelista, guest blogger | October 10, 2012

There was once was a tourist who went to a small town to see the sights. Seeing a large crowd congregating by the town cockpit, he heads toward it. Not having seen an actual cockfight in his life, he was excited to finally witness...

Mindanao communities to take legal action to stop construction of coal power plants

Press release | October 8, 2012 at 19:14

Mindanao community groups representing six provinces today declared their intention to explore legal options in their fight against dirty coal power projects in the region. At a joint press conference with Greenpeace, the group also announced...

How do you solve a problem like COALmendras?

Blog entry by Anna Abad | September 7, 2012

The fight against coal has always been a battle between David and Goliath.  Stories from host communities  themselves can attest to the fact that power, authority and deception are the tactics used to coerce people into “accepting”...

NO to dirty and polluting coal

Blog entry by Gloria Ramos, guest blogger | September 3, 2012

Crossposted from Mindfully Greenie The first National Anti-Coal Summit brought together citizens who have led campaigns against or are threatened by the possible installation of polluting coal power plants in their localities.

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