Green groups call for end to fossil fuel addiction to avert catastrophic future [PhilStar]

2023-04-11T14:52:32+08:0021 Mar 2023|Tags: , , |

MANILA, Philippines — Staving off the worst impacts of the climate crisis requires governments to kick their fossil fuel habit as soon as possible and shift to renewable energy systems, climate and environment groups said following the release of a capstone report from the United Nations’ climate advisory panel. In a report released on Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) painted a stark picture of where the world is heading — heavier rainfall, more intense heatwaves, other weather extremes and collapse of ecosystems — unless radical actions are taken.

REACTIVE: New UN climate report shows urgent, ambitious action can lead to ‘liveable future’

2023-03-21T15:51:04+08:0021 Mar 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

The latest United Nations climate science report released yesterday affirmed that urgent, ambitious climate action can still guarantee a sustainable, liveable future for all even as global warming has already reached 1.1 degrees Celsius (°C) above pre-industrial levels and emissions continue to rise.

Threat of rising seas to Asian megacities could be way worse than we thought, study warns [CNN]

2023-03-14T09:26:29+08:0008 Mar 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hong Kong (CNN) — Parts of Asia’s largest cities could be under water by 2100 thanks to rising sea levels, according to a new study that combines both the impact of climate change with natural oceanic fluctuations. Sea levels have already been on the rise due to increasing ocean temperatures and unprecedented levels of ice melting caused by climate change.

Nine years after Haiyan: Guiuan leads in stronger climate action

2022-11-08T14:54:11+08:0008 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In commemoration of the ninth anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, the local government of Guiuan in Eastern Samar, the first municipality battered by the super typhoon in 2013, gathered together youth groups, teachers, and civil society organizations, to deepen their understanding of climate science and adaptation, empowering Guiuananon citizens to do their part in making the community more resilient.

Noru became a super typhoon in 6 hours. Scientists say powerful storms are becoming harder to forecast [CNN]

2022-10-03T15:50:58+08:0001 Oct 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Kathleen Magramo and Jan Camenzind Broomby | October 1, 2022 | Published by CNN | READ THE STORY HERE Residents on the small resort island of Polillo are accustomed to severe weather -- their island sits in the northeastern Philippines, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean where storms typically gather strength and turn [...]

Science and arts merge for climate action in Eastern Visayas

2022-08-31T12:11:57+08:0031 Aug 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

LEYTE, August 31, 2022 – Students, teachers, and officials of the Visayas State University (VSU) in Baybay City, Leyte, along with representatives from Eastern Visayas civil society and local governments, joined a two-day learning event held at the school last August 25-26, 2022. Their aim: build climate change resilience in the region through science and the [...]

Climate-resilient ASEAN a win for economic development – local scientists

2022-05-25T22:13:44+08:0025 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Countries in the region must step up collaboration, in parallel with undertaking emissions cuts, adaptation measures, and finance initiatives, to reduce significant projected losses MANILA, May 25, 2022 – Climate scientists from across Southeast Asia called for developing countries to boost collaboration and participation in regional and global initiatives to combat climate change [...]

PH sea level rise may be faster than global average: climatologist

2021-08-11T12:41:22+08:0011 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

August 11, 2021 | Published by ABS-CBN News | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA – Sea levels in the Philippines may be rising faster than the global average, a climatologist said. Meteorologist and climatologist Lourdes Tibig said a coastal island in Visayas may be experiencing a sea level rise faster than that of the global average. [...]

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