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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How the tech industry can help save the climate

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | April 7, 2014

Connecting people across continents. Delivering breaking news. Enabling government transparency. Facilitating social revolutions. Stopping global warming? The Internet is capable of doing so much, but perhaps the idea that it can...

President Aquino urged to heed UN climate report

Press release | April 4, 2014 at 15:02

Quezon City, Philippines—Civil society groups said the Aquino government must improve its adaptation and mitigation efforts, not only in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda, but also given the dire warnings cited in the recent United Nations climate...

New IPCC report shows world unprepared for dangers of climate change Greenpeace...

Press release | March 31, 2014 at 11:46

Yokohama, Japan-– Greenpeace urged world leaders to accelerate the transition to clean and safe energy as the UN climate panel issued on Monday a new warning on the looming climate chaos.

Look to the sun and save lives: solar power in post-Haiyan Philippines

Blog entry by Amalie Obusan | March 27, 2014

It is impossible to forget the anxiety I felt for the safety of my family when  supertyphoon Haiyan , possibly the most powerful ever to hit land, struck the Philippines with an unprecedented ferocity last November. Leaving a...

Climate SOS – Greenpeace urges end to fossil fuel investments as IPCC meets

Press release | March 25, 2014 at 16:08

Yokohama/Manila March 25 2014 – A climate crisis that risks peace and security can still be avoided by accelerating the clean energy revolution, Greenpeace said on Tuesday.

Facing up to the climate reality

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | March 25, 2014

In what is expected to be a grim reading, the world's leading climate scientists will give their latest assessment about the dangers of global warming next week. They will warn us not only what damage the burning of fossil fuels is...

Energy and water security for a robust, green economy

Blog entry by Von Hernandez | March 22, 2014

Each year that World Water Day is celebrated, we get an opportunity to focus global attention on the importance of water and the need to ensure that this seriously imperilled resource is sustainably managed. This year’s World Water Day...

Procter & Gamble brings rainforest destruction into bathrooms, says Greenpeace

Press release | February 26, 2014 at 15:00

Jakarta/ Manila, 26 February 2014 – Procter & Gamble, which makes Head & Shoulders, is sourcing palm oil from companies connected to orangutan habitat clearance in Indonesia, making consumers part of a widespread forest destruction scandal.

Pep up your Valentine's day with these quirky e-cards

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez | February 13, 2014

Who says environmental activists can’t pull off pick-up lines? For the mushiest, soppiest time of the year, we rounded up some eco-friendly conversation openers that you can use, whether you’re looking to woo that special someone or...

Sailing the Arctic with the Warriors of the Earth

Blog entry by Eric Bangad | December 31, 2013

I remember seeing a Greenpeace action on television where the crew were trying to free a bloodied whale from a Japanese whaling ship as well as footage of a Greenpeace boat and its crew risking their lives as they were trying to...

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