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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Bailing out the planet- Video

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 11, 2009

From Greenpeace Making Waves [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGM067kjrtI&eurl=http://weblog.greenpeace.org/makingwaves/?MM_URL=bloglinkfrombanner&feature=player_embedded] Here's some video from the inspiring action today...

Nuclear Energy Myth

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 10, 2009

This is in response to the front-page article titled "Nuke energy key to stem climate change" (3/2/09) , which is about the nuclear industry’s claim that nuclear power has a role in climate change mitigation. Nuclear power in fact...

Greenpeace Statement on today’s hearing at the House Committee on Appropriations on...

Press release | March 5, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace Southeast Asia Campaigns Manager for the Philippines Beau Baconguis said: "The ongoing debate on the House bill mandating the revival of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant which continue to drag on in the House Committee on...

Greenpeace: protection of ASEAN forests can deter climate change

Feature story | March 1, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace criticized the ASEAN leaders converging in Thailand for not taking adequate action to protect over 283 million hectares of forests in the region and threatening the very existence of forest communities and its rich biodiversity.

ASEAN must act on climate change

Feature story | February 27, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists put the climate change onus on the ASEAN Summit today by unfurling a banner that says “Ten Nations, One Vision -- Climate Action Now” at a large billboard opposite the summit venue. Heads of ASEAN member states arrive in...

BNPP to count among world’s most dangerous nuclear plants if operated--Greenpeace

Press release | February 26, 2009 at 8:00

The outdated, light water Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) will count among the world’s most dangerous nuclear power plants if operated, Greenpeace revealed in a press conference in Quezon City today. In a talk entitled 'The dubious safety of...

Hundreds form "No to BNPP" solidarity message

Feature story | February 22, 2009 at 7:00

Hundreds of volunteers from Greenpeace and the Network Opposed to BNPP (Bataan Nuclear Power Plant) today created a message of solidarity against the use of dangerous nuclear power by forming a giant human banner spelling "No to BNPP" in a...

US and Indonesia, Save Forests, Save Climate – Cut emissions Now!

Feature story | February 19, 2009 at 7:00

Strong leadership from the US, and partnership with large developing nations such as Indonesia, are essential to reaching an agreement at the critical UN Climate Talks to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the end of this year. As the world’s 2nd...

Greenpeace plants tombstone at House of Representatives

Feature story | February 2, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace today exposed that the House Bill proposing to revive the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant is part of a sneaky and underhanded attempt to railroad the establishment of a national commercial nuclear power program in the Philippines. According...

The strange story of a mothballed nuclear plant, a dormant volcano, and misguided...

Feature story | January 27, 2009 at 7:00

Something strange happened during the Christmas holidays of 2008 in the Philippines. Instead of celebrating the enactment of the Renewable Energy Law, a baffling report was published in the local newspapers.

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