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Obama to attend the Copenhagen Summit(!)...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 18, 2009 2 comments

We hope so... Faux-bama, Ilhan Anas, an Indonesian look-alike of United States President Barack Obama, holds a poster of the Greenpeace Chang[e Today's activity in Thailand is somehow close to the hearts of Filipino's...

All eyes on Obama

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 20, 2009

For the last few days at the Chang[e] Caravan, our eyes and ears have been partly focused on the special session on climate change during the UN General Assembly yesterday. We’ve put out two stories about climate vulnerable...

Lest we forget...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 21, 2009

Remember, remember the 21st of September... [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Feoq_W9GBcs] PHILIPPINES - Proclamation No. 1081 (Proclaiming a State of Martial Law in the Philippines) was signed on September 21, 1972 by ...

tck tck tck ... count down, wake up!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 21, 2009

From the Climate Rescue Blog Hundreds of volunteers form a human countdown in Central Park as Climate Week kicks off in NYC. Image © Avaaz Global leaders have only three months to get their act together and sign a...

Stupid is what stupid does…

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 23, 2009 2 comments

Yesterday night, as part of the Chang[e] Caravan, we hosted the premier screening of Age of Stupid in Bangkok.  The movie is set in a bleak dystopian future because the leaders of today failed to act. One striking thing in the movie,...

Quotes

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 24, 2009 4 comments

From the UN General Assembly special session on climate Change 22 Sept 09 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon "Climate change is the pre-eminent geopolitical and economic issue of the 21st century. It rewrites the global...

Behind that masked grey visage

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 24, 2009 1 comment

On Sunday, September 20, Chang(e) Caravan joined the citizens of Chanchoengsao, in their local festivities that combined the Global Car-Free Day with the provincial river- protection day. Strangely enough, this was our first day in...

H&L Diaries | Day 1 Chapter 2: Chang Cin Lok

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 25, 2009

If you’re thinking Chang Cin Lok is a Chinese name, then you are…………..wrong! Chang in Thailand means elephant, and Cin Lok in Indonesia is short for “cinta lokasi” which means love upon meeting each other and being in the same...

A house lies abandoned in the coast of Klong

Image | September 26, 2009 at 7:00

A house lies abandoned in the coast of Klong Dan, Samutprakan province, 30 kilometers south of Bangkok, where coastal erosion has already washed away parts of the town, in this photo taken on September 7 and released today by Greenpeace.

Local children play beside a house which

Image | September 26, 2009 at 7:00

Local children play beside a house which lies abandoned in the coast of Klong Dan, Samutprakan province, 30 kilometers south of Bangkok, where coastal erosion has already washed away parts of the town, in this photo taken on September 7 and...

H&L Diaries | Day 2 Chapter 1: Alongkot, Born for Chang

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 26, 2009

Dear diary, Throughout our trip, we met several amazing people—one of which was Dr. Alongkot Chukaew, the director of Thai Elephant Research and Conservation Fund (TREF).  If you want to know anything about elephants—from their...

Typhoon Ondoy an omen of things to come

Feature story | September 27, 2009 at 6:00

In light of the extreme weather event that devastated Luzon in the past 24 hours, Greenpeace is reiterating its call for industrialized nations to put money on the table for adaptation, mitigation and forest protection in order to help countries...

H&L Diaries | Day 3 Chapter 1: Full of Sh*t

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 27, 2009

Albert Lozada, Philippines This is our last day in Ancient Siam, which means the last day of the Chang(e) Caravan project, which also means the last day with the elephants (Noooooooo!!  But that’s okay, we promise to visit them...

H&L Diaries | Day 3 Chapter 2: We Hate Goodbyes

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 27, 2009

Dear diary, Before we say goodbye *sniff sniff*, we feel obligated to share the stories about the rest of the elephants (because we already mentioned Kajapatara and Dok Kaew’s love story). The rest of elephants also have great...

Ondoy

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 28, 2009 8 comments

a photo of our house surrounded by floodwater Note: I was supposed to publish this yesterday but the power in our area went out and was not able to get back until this morning, but I was not able to get online due to the many...

Share your Typhoon Ondoy story

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 29, 2009 4 comments

We'd like to hear your stories ... 6:46 AM murasaki - let's help one another for the cause of our world [: 6:46 AM murasaki - let's help one another for the cause of our world [: 5:05 AM Riczzyab - I think God really...

Solar Generation helps me make a difference

Blog entry by itchywitch | October 1, 2009

From Solar Generation-Pilipinas At nine o’clock in the morning my phone rang. It was Krissie, a journalist who had been contacting me all the way from Australia. She had a radio show and she wanted to interview me. INTERVIEW.

Obama shows up in Copenhagen two months early

Feature story | October 2, 2009 at 6:00

Our jaws hit the deck and we all fell out of our inflatables when we got word that Presidents Obama, Lula, Zapatero and Prime Minister Hatoyama were going to show up in Copenhagen. And then we found out that instead of showing up in Copenhagen...

The beds are burning...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 5, 2009 2 comments

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBTZOg6l6cA&feature=player_embedded] "How can we dance when our earth is turning How do we sleep when our beds are burning" - Midnight Oil, Beds are burning Recently our partners in Tck...

Climate tribunal

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 7, 2009 1 comment

Is causing climate change a crime? Is submerging entire nations in sea water a crime? Flooding entire cities? Causing death, destruction and disease???!!??? Whoa! Did anyone actually do those things? (Yes.) Or maybe the question is:...

UN climate negotiators in Bangkok turn deaf ear to Ondoy and Pepeng onslaught

Feature story | October 10, 2009 at 6:00

As the climate talks in Bangkok limped to a close, Greenpeace called on the leaders of the rich world to make the political decisions needed to save the climate.

The Verdict: G8 guilty?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 12, 2009 2 comments

"Defendants have threatened and continue to threaten petitioners' right to life and the sources of life, thus committing planetary malpractice resulting in inter-generational damages. "They have broken about a dozen international...

We need to set the world on fire, and toast politicians' buns: Blog Action Day

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 15, 2009

From the Climate Rescue Blog Trafigura: Why did Greenpeace have to stop their poisoned ship? Why did Twitter have to stop their censorship? Because Governments failed to do their job. Why are we, with less than 53 days to go to...

Must we paint them a picture?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 15, 2009 3 comments

A delivery truck turned upside down, after typhoon Ondoy caused heavy flooding in Barangay Sto. Nino in Marikina. People say that pictures are worth a thousand words... how much more would it be if the pictures came in the form...

Yes men fix the US Chamber of Commerce on Climate

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 20, 2009

From Making Waves [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D67LYEacBoE&feature=player_embedded] The current disarray at the US Chamber of Commerce over its lobbying against climate legislation was made for the Yes Men and their...

Greenpeace and Iloilo residents expose illegal coal plant structure as “stupid”

Feature story | October 21, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists and Iloilo residents are urging the local government to pull the plug on a plan to operate a coal-fired power plant in this city. The group calls the illegal, premature back-filling of the proposed site, despite the obvious...

Sowing the seeds of a revolution

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 22, 2009

“Kung di tayo sino? Kung hindi ngayon kalian?” (“If not us, who? If not now, when?”) This familiar line that has been sort of a cliché among Filipino activists was what kept my mind preoccupied as I stood amidst a sea of people...

October 24th International Day of Climate Action

Page | October 22, 2009 at 14:48

While our leaders continue to talk about what's "politically possible," the world continues to warm and precious days go by. The latest science shows that runaway global warming is even closer than we feared. We can't continue to allow our...

Where will you be on October 24?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 22, 2009 3 comments

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Greenpeace welcomes National Climate Change Commission; urges other leaders to get...

Press release | October 24, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace today welcomed the formation of Philippines National Climate Change Commission as a necessary step to address the enormous challenge of coping with the devastating impacts of climate change. Greenpeace called upon the Commission to put...

Push it!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 26, 2009 2 comments

How far can you push a big inflatable globe on a road in Hua Hin, Thailand? Several kilometers maybe? Today, we tried it today and covered all of 200 meters. Today just happens to be the second day of the 15th ASEAN Summit taking...

Climate Defenders Camp

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 26, 2009 1 comment

Our team in Indonesia has set up a camp in the heart of the rainforest where activists will remain for several weeks in order to bring urgent attention to the role that deforestation plays in driving dangerous climate change. Our...

Greenpeace sets up base in Indonesia rainforest to prevent climate destruction

Feature story | October 27, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace announced today that it has set up base in the heart of the Indonesian rainforest and will remain there for several weeks in order to bring urgent attention to the role that deforestation plays in driving dangerous climate change, a...

Those dam treehuggers - saving the climate!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 29, 2009

There's lots happening at our Climate Defenders Camp now - on the ground in the Indonesian rainforest. Activists from the camp are blocking the drainage of peat canals in the region - in order to protect the rainforest and peatlands.

The King of the Jungle

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 30, 2009

Earlier this week - myself and four other guys set out from the Climate Defenders Camp to join a team already in the field preparing for a couple of giant banners to be displayed in the peat swamps of Riau , urging both Sarkozy and...

Dam - it's even harder than it looks!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 2, 2009

Activist Petteri has been hard at work, blocking the drainage of carbon-rich peatland in Indonesia ( read his first update - and why they are building a dam here ). Update 2 This morning we left camp with two pong pongs - local...

Mélanie Laurent enjoys the spirit and friendship of Climate Defenders Camp

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 3, 2009 1 comment

Mélanie Laurent witnesses forest destruction - where climate change starts - in Indonesia. From Hikmat, media officer at the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia No flashlights. No red carpets. Don’t talk about fancy five-star...

Inglourious treehuggers dam climate change!

Feature story | November 4, 2009 at 14:00

If we told you that there was one single way to cut a fifth of global greenhouse emissions - that simply involved hugging trees - would you believe us? Probably not - but that's exactly what's required. And we've got 50 activists in the...

Greenpeace tackles climate change at frontline of Indonesian rainforest destruction

Press release | November 4, 2009 at 18:25

This morning, fifty Greenpeace activists took action to prevent the destruction of Indonesia’s rainforests and called on world leaders to end global deforestation, which is responsible for about a fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions (1). The...

Mission Possible: Restoring the Peatland

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 6, 2009

I am now on the peatland area of Semenanjung Kampar, half an hour away by boat from Greenpeace Climate Defender Camp. As far as I can see are bushes, grasses, several trees, and bushes again. Man, this is not the rainforest. Here I am...

Musicians going Green

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 6, 2009 1 comment

From Making Waves In 2007, Aussie musician Missy Higgins and her band toured the US in a Prius, participated in Live Earth and helped PETA campaign against animal abuse. That same year, KT Tunstall also jumped on the green...

Naked emperors: the Greenpeace Guide to Climate Politics

Feature story | November 7, 2009 at 10:31

You know the story. The clever tailors that convince a kingdom that only intelligent people can see the clothes they make. Everyone talks about how fine the emperor's outfit is, until one audacious voice pipes up to say there's nothing there, the...

It ain't over till the fat lady sings

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 8, 2009 1 comment

From the Climate Rescue Blog It’s the last day of the climate negotiations in Barcelona, I’m sitting in my hotel lobby after attending the final session at the negotiations in Barcelona and reflecting on all that has happened - and...

Staying positive in Indonesia

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 9, 2009

From the Climate Rescue Blog Hi! My name is Pablo, Greenpeace activist from Spain, and I'm writing this e-mail from the Climate Defenders Camp , that Greenpeace set up in Sumatra, Indonesia. It has been pretty depressing to see...

...given what's at stake..

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 10, 2009

Miss Earth beauty pageant contestants pose with a banner for Climate change adaption and mitigation. On the last day of the Barcelona Climate Change Talks UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer spoke about the strong sense...

notes from climate ground zero

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 10, 2009 1 comment

Rodora Angeles, Greenpeace Southeast Asia (Philippines) Actions Coordinator ©Greenpeace / Ardiles Rante Writing you all a quick message from Indonesia. Internet is limited and oftentimes connection is difficult. We are after all,...

Greenpeace activists locked themselves to

Image | November 12, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists locked themselves to seven excavators, owned by Asia Pacific Resources International Holding Limited (APRILRGE), one of Indonesia's biggest pulp and paper producers, to prevent it destroying the rainforest to make way for...

Greenpeace takes direct action in Indonesia

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 12, 2009

Today Greenpeace activists locked down four excavators in the carbon-rich Kampar Peninsula belonging to pulp and paper company APRIL to highlight the need to immediately halt all deforestation in Indonesia. Carbon emission from...

Activists halt all 7 excavators in an Indonesian forest concession

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 13, 2009 1 comment

Greenpeace activists have just locked down three more excavators bringing to a halt all seven of APRIL's excavators in one of the pulp and paper's concessions in the Kampar Peninsula. Earlier this week Greenpeace released fresh...

Activists to stay until pulp & paper company APRIL commits to halt deforestation

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 13, 2009

Bustar Maitar, forest campaigner for Greenpeace, has told APRIL that the activists will not leave the concession until the company publicly commits to halting all deforestation and peat land destruction in the Kampar Peninsula. Heavy...

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