By DEE AYROSO
Tags: climate change
In the Philippines, used as we are to tropical heat such as the long dry spell of recent weeks, global warming doesn’t seem to be the huge problem that it is in other countries where wild fires and extreme temperatures kill hundreds of vulnerable people. But even as we count ourselves lucky in this regard,…
Scientists, environmentalists and advocates commemorated the #MarchForScience in the Philippines, May 4, at University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City. Photos and text by Ronalyn V. Olea/ Bulatlat
While the government is riding on the popular call for cleanup of Manila Bay, harnessing free labor of volunteers for fishing out thrash in Manila Bay, it is, on the other hand, disproportionately blaming the poor and seeking their demolition in favor of reclamation plans and other real estate development.
With global warming and climate change, normal or extra-strong typhoons are becoming more disastrous than ever, offering more pressing reasons not to destroy the remaining forest and watershed to build unnecessary mega-dams.
The recent deluge delivers a chilling warning about the climate crisis. Worse, 9 years after Ondoy, the capital region’s perennial vulnerability to extreme rainfall remains.
Donald Trump’s ‘Paris Pullout’ was not the first time the US backed out of international climate accords.
“Trump, as president of the number one GHG emitter, is defending the corporate interests of dirty corporations.”
Although the global march is united on climate change issues, Feny Cosico of AGHAM explained that in joining that march, it’s also the responsibility of scientists here in the Philippines to show the context of science and technology in this country.
Forests are the only systems we have that can suck carbon out of the atmosphere within the time frame necessary to save humanity.
By CLEMENTE BAUTISTA On the first of December, President Noynoy Aquino will speak at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) Climate Talks in Paris, France. Aquino’s three-minute speech will likely prattle about the Philippines’ Intended Nationally-Determined Commitment (INDC) to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 70 percent, and the supposed improvement of disaster risk…