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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This Earth Day, become a climate activist

Feature story | April 22, 2009 at 6:00

This Earth Day, help us turn 3 million people into climate activists: starting with you.

Love the Earth Save the Earth on Earth Day

Feature story | April 21, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace SEA Thailand’s Solar Generation co-organized “Love the Earth Save the Earth” activity as a part of Earth Day at Ekkamai International School.

ASEAN's rescue package must abandon expensive nuclear nightmare

Feature story | April 10, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists today protested at the main gate of the ASEAN+3 Summit venue in Thailand by launching a large balloon with banners saying "Not for Nukes, $ for Renewable Energy--Climate Action Now." Greenpeace demanded that government...

Climate Alarm! Copenhagen 2009 may be humanity's last chance to avoid total chaos

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

Last summer, for the first time in recorded history, boats could circumnavigate the North Pole. To the oblivious observer, this might seem like a good thing. Perhaps some green entrepreneur will build resorts on Finland's Svalbard...

New comic book gets youth involved in environment issues

Feature story | April 3, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace launched Nuclear Meltdown: A message from the darkness, an advocacy comic book about the perils of nuclear power and how the youth can make a difference in making the world a better place.

Skimping on Climate Is the Priciest Option

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 2, 2009 1 comment

From the Jakarta Globe Amid the pressure of the global financial crisis, some ask how we can afford to tackle climate change. The better question is: Can we afford not to? — Ban Ki-moon, United Nations secretary...

Update from Bonn climate talks

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 31, 2009

From Making Waves Quite a few of our climate folks have been on the UN Climate meeting circuit since before the Kyoto protocol was born. Not a few of them have been fairly jaded about the role the United States has played at these...

Al Gore doesn't think nuclear power is the answer

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 18, 2009

From Greenpeace: Making Waves It's always nice when people agree with you. We've maintained that nuclear power is a dangerous distraction to the real solutions to the climate crisis for a long time now. It's dirty, it's unsafe, it's...

Greenpeace calls for political commitment to protect Forests and People in upcoming...

Feature story | March 16, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace kicked-off its “Vote for Forests, Vote for Our Future” campaign along with politicians, celebrities, and supporters at Lapangan Banteng.

Greenpeace calls for political commitment to protect Forests and People in upcoming...

Press release | March 16, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace today kicked-off its “Vote for Forests, Vote for Our Future” campaign along with politicians, celebrities, and supporters at Lapangan Banteng.

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