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2005: The warmest year in over a century

Feature story | January 28, 2006 at 7:00

NASA scientists studying temperature data from around the world, agree that the year 2005 was the warmest year in over a century. Much of this is attributed to greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide, primarily brought about by the...

The Children of Thousand Islands

Feature story | April 30, 2007 at 6:00

Kepulauan Seribu or Thousand Islands is a misnomer for a group of 128 islands and sandbars, north of Jakarta in Indonesia. Only 12 of these are inhabited, with a total population of 5000 families mainly dependent on fishing and 'resort' tourism...

A climate of tragedy in the Philippines

Feature story | December 2, 2006 at 7:00

Greenpeace lamented the loss of lives and the extensive devastation wrought by super-typhoon Reming (international code name Durian) in parts of the Philippines, stressing that the latest extreme weather disturbance to hit the country is a...

And the flame still rages on…

Feature story | August 30, 2006 at 6:00

A startling discovery of widespread destruction in Sumatra's ancient forests, caused by fires which threatens to burn out of control.

Billions lost to climate change

Feature story | July 18, 2006 at 6:00

Developing countries in Asia, like Thailand and the Philippines tend to suffer most from the catastrophic impacts of global warming unless alleviation measures are taken with urgency.

Real leaders face Christmas jail time while politicians flee climate crime scene

Feature story | December 20, 2009 at 7:00

Four of our activists face the prospect of Christmas in jail this year over charges relating to our crashing of the Head of State dinner at the Copenhagen climate summit, while the leaders who did practically nothing about the greatest threat to...

Climate change: Failure is not an option

Feature story | December 19, 2009 at 7:00

The following is a letter from Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, to our supporters at the conclusion of negotiations by heads of state at the Copenhagen climate summit.

On the road to a climate catastrophe

Feature story | April 3, 2007 at 6:00

The Philippines is on its way to a major climate change catastrophe--that is, unless the government takes urgent and ambitious action to avert a disaster that will put millions of Filipinos at risk. Greenpeace issued the warning today during the...

A deadly combination

Feature story | January 5, 2006 at 7:00

Climate change and destructive logging proves to be a deadly combination, as abnormal weather patterns caused by climate change continue to wreak havoc with the recent floodings in Oriental Mindoro, Isabela, Palawan, Quezon, Bicol, and Caraga.

Climate change to intensify Asia's misery, says scientist

Feature story | November 4, 2005 at 7:00

An explosive report released today by Greenpeace reveals how climate change will deepen the misery of Filipinos along with other Asians unless measures are taken to drastically cut the use of fossil fuels such as coal.

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...

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.

Climate negotiations kick off

Feature story | December 9, 2009 at 8:59

The countdown to Copenhagen is over and the time for excuses has run out. Next week, more than 100 heads of state will answer your call to come to Copenhagen and take personal responsibility for the future of climate change.

Barack to the future? Obama confuses key climate dates

Feature story | December 3, 2009 at 7:00

As Barack Obama announced the US position for the Climate talks in Copenhagen, we felt a bit of an anti-climax between the buzz and the actual numbers. Maybe a time portal opened and Obama is living in an alternate reality?

Greenpeace calls on Indonesian government to arrest forest destroyers instead of...

Feature story | November 20, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace today marched to the Indonesian Embassy to call on its government to carry the full extent of environmental law on companies that are destroying the carbon-rich peatlands of Indonesia’s Kampar Peninsula in Sumatra. The group, rallying...

Global paper giant cancels APRIL contract to stop Indonesia rainforest destruction

Feature story | November 13, 2009 at 16:33

Even as Greenpeace activists, who took direct action on Thursday to stop the destruction of peatlands in the Kampar peninsula by Asia Pacific Resources International Holding Limited (APRIL), are being detained by the police in Indonesia, the...

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...

Forests and climate up in smoke

Feature story | October 11, 2007 at 6:00

Never has the threat to the world’s forests been more acute nor the risk of dangerous climate change so imminent. With about one-fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions being caused by forest destruction we are highlighting how Indonesia...

Copenhagen a cop-out

Feature story | December 19, 2009 at 8:22

Two years has passed since world leaders promised all of us a deal to stop climate change. After two weeks of UN negotiations, politicians breezed in, had dinner with the Queen, a three hour lunch, took some photos and then delivered what could...

An open letter to Barack Obama

Feature story | December 17, 2009 at 13:19

Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, writes to Barack Obama on the eve of his departure for Copenhagen for the COP15 climate talks.

Obama: You won it, now earn it

Feature story | December 11, 2009 at 12:48

President Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in Norway's capital today. In his own words, this is a "call to action" rather than a recognition of his own accomplishments. So we're hoping he'll act on his promises to confront the global...

12 Days left to avert climate chaos

Feature story | November 25, 2009 at 7:00

Twelve days before the critical UN Copenhagen Climate Summit, today Greenpeace activists shut down the export facilities of a major pulp mill operated by Sinar Mas owned pulp and paper company APP in the heart of Indonesia's rainforests. Sinar...

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...

Historic opportunity to stop climate chaos squandered in Copenhagen

Press release | December 20, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace strongly condemned the arrogance of the heads of state from the world¹s most powerful countries for presenting a ‘take it or leave¹ deal to the Copenhagen Climate Summit. Whilst en route to the airport they claimed the deal was done,...

New report reveals how climate change will severely affect Philippine freshwater...

Feature story | December 21, 2009 at 7:00

A new report launched by Greenpeace today details how climate change will severely affect the country’s freshwater resources in the coming years, aggravating projected water crises, unless effective adaptation measures are urgently put in place.

Success at Climate Defenders Camp

Feature story | November 24, 2009 at 7:00

Our activists at the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia have had an tough time lately. Many of them have been arrested, interrogated and deported - along with independent journalists. At one point police even tried to shut down the entire camp.

SHUTDOWN! Forest destruction blocked by Greenpeace to save the climate

Feature story | November 13, 2009 at 8:41

While politicians continue to talk, we're taking action at the frontline of forest and climate destruction in Indonesia. Barack Obama is about to arrive in Asia for his first official visit while the US continues to block progress ahead of the...

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...

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 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...

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...

Chang[e] : Greenpeace calls on Obama to make history again

Feature story | September 12, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace today embarked on an extraordinary 15-day journey with five elephants, to call upon the world leaders, particularly United States President Barack Obama to demonstrate audacious leadership and take immediate action to avert climate chaos.

Rice up against genetic engineering and climate change

Feature story | September 2, 2009 at 6:00

Today we're celebrating Southeast Asia's rich heritage of rice cultivation with a giant organic art work -- and reminding governments to protect our most important food crop from the threats of genetic engineering and climate change.

Time is running out to stop climate change

Feature story | August 29, 2009 at 6:00

The world is running out of time to stop climate change and its destructive impacts, which endanger countries such as the Philippines the most. Greenpeace issued the warning today as civil society and environment groups worldwide mark the...

Don't drown our future!

Feature story | May 1, 2007 at 6:00

On the first day of May, Greenpeace volunteers and SolarGeneration youth went to the coastal community at Khun Samutchine in Samut Prakan Province, Thailand to bear witness to the impacts of sea level rise, erosion and storm surges which...

RP tops list of climate change victims worldwide

Press release | December 13, 2007 at 8:00

Greenpeace today demanded urgent climate solutions from the Philippine government, following the release of an international report citing the country as world's top climate change victim in 2006. The report "Global Climate Risk Index 2006" was...

Urgent action needed as Arctic ice melts

Feature story | July 15, 2009 at 6:00

Arctic ice is melting at an unprecedented rate. As scientists on board the Arctic Sunrise gather more data showing the urgency of the situation, world leaders stay inactive.

Greenpeace calls attention to dangers posed by coal-ash dumpsites

Feature story | December 1, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists calling attention to hazards posed by coal-fired power plants found that hazmat suits may not be enough protection. Clad in protective suits against hazardous materials, the peaceful activists, seeking only to take pictures...

Fonterra implicated in rainforest destruction

Feature story | August 22, 2009 at 6:00

A Greenpeace investigation has revealed that the iconic New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is implicated in Indonesian and Malaysian rainforest destruction, dead orangutans and driving global greenhouse gas emissions.

Indonesian people take action to stop forest and climate crime because Yudhoyono won’t

Feature story | August 6, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace, the West Kalimantan offices of Walhi and AMAN took action to protect Indonesian rainforests and peatlands from being destroyed by Indonesia’s largest forest criminal Sinar Mas in the heart of Borneo today. The non-violent direct...

Hanging out for a FAB deal

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

While our mock head of state was crashing the Queen's dinner party , other Greenpeace volunteers were out on the streets of Copenhagen, climbing lamp posts to carry on our theme of the day - politicians talk, leaders act. Hailing from...

Copenhagen Diary 2 |Keep Talking…The Boat is Ready

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 11, 2009 2 comments

Unfortunately I missed the highlight on the first day when Leah Wickham – a young woman from Fiji speaking on behalf of more than 10 million people who signed tcktcktck petition calling for an immediate legally binding and Abigail...

Massive living sculpture celebrates Thai rice

Press release | September 2, 2009 at 16:14

Greenpeace today unveiled a massive organic rice-field art meant to celebrate rice production in Thailand while at the same time reminding the Thai Government to protect the country’s most important food crop from the imminent threat of genetic...

Copenhagen Diary 10 |Leadership Crisis : neither “Seal the Deal” nor “Bend the Trend”

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 22, 2009

It was super cold on Friday late evening. After the “climate shame” photo shoot I left Oksnehallen Hall in Copenhagen’s Vesterbro district – the alternative venue given to NGOs, civil society and observers by the Danish Foreign...

Drowned rats

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 19, 2009

World leaders are scurrying to the Copenhagen airport like rats fleeing a sinking ship. You’d think they were all in the Maldives right now or something, and they could see the water closing in over their heads (if you’ll permit me to...

World leader cop-out leads to failure

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 19, 2009

It's a gut-busting, heart-breaking cop-out and I'm so very, very angry although sadly not very surprised. The exhaustion we're all feeling in the Greenpeace team only adds to the appalling sense of frustration - our leaders swanned in...

Copenhagen: Blow by blow

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 19, 2009

Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). While we're waiting to hear the announcements from Copenhagen - here's a blow by blow account of what's happened at the Summit...

Copenhagen Diary 9 | Between the Debate and Speeches

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 18, 2009

There has been snowing since Wednesday night. All Copenhagen landscape turned white. I was on the bus no 250S to Gladsaxe Stadium outside Copenhagen’ city center with Khun Amarit(Mum) – news reporter from Thailand’s Public Broadcasting...

Copenhagen Diary 8 | Crackdown

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 18, 2009

On December 16 as Climate Justice Action and Climate Justice Now activists planned to enter the COP15 venue and stage “People’s Assembly”, the access has been highly restricted. Metro station at the Bella Center was closed. More...

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