PAGASA scientist reiterates warning on rising sea levels in PH amid climate change

2022-05-12T14:46:15+08:0030 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , |

by Job Manahan | April 30, 2022 | Published by ABS-CBN News | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA — The sea level in the Philippine Sea has risen to about 12 centimeters or nearly 5 inches in the past 20 years, a PAGASA climate scientist said on Saturday. The Philippine Sea had an average yearly [...]

‘The future is frightening’

2021-10-04T14:43:01+08:0003 Oct 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

October 3, 2021 | Published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer | READ THE STORY HERE Last Sept. 24, hundreds of protesters across the country joined a global climate strike demanding urgent action from governments to address climate change. Among them were fisherfolk and young environment advocates who marched to the site of the controversial Manila Bay [...]

Long-term plans needed to protect Metro Manila’s most vulnerable from rising seas

2021-09-28T16:22:05+08:0027 Sep 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Text by Jhesset Enano, photos by AC Dimatatac | September 27, 2021 | Published by | READ THE STORY HERE (Last of two parts) Ariel Cortes has lived most of his life surrounded by water. As a young boy in the 1970s, he worked as a fishpond caretaker until he was old enough to [...]

Urban poor struggle to adapt as rising seas threaten to remap Metro Manila

2021-09-28T15:58:43+08:0026 Sep 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Text by Jhesset Enano, photos by AC Dimatatac | September 26, 2021 | Published by | READ STORY HERE (First of two parts) Odd-sized wooden stilts strain to keep Jocel Madrano’s house just over a meter above the gray polluted waters of Manila Bay. The shack, a patchwork of dilapidated plywood and partly anchored [...]

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. [...]

Impact of rising sea levels on the Philippines earns global coverage

2020-03-17T12:33:03+08:0025 Feb 2020|Tags: , |

By Catalina Ricci S. Madarang   February 25, 2020 Published by Interaksyon Homes of millions of Filipinos living in coastal and low-lying areas are at risk of being submerged due to rising ocean and sea levels as an effect of global climate change. The impact on the City of Manila and Batasan Island in Bohol, [...]

A Crisis Right Now: San Francisco and Manila Face Rising Seas

2020-03-17T12:15:48+08:0013 Feb 2020|Tags: , , |

Somini Sengupta, The New York Times global climate reporter, and Chang W. Lee, a photographer for The Times, traveled to the Philippines and California to see how rising sea levels are affecting two big metropolitan areas. Published Feb. 13, 2020 in New York Times What do you do when the sea comes for your home, [...]

Kairos Dela Cruz on ANC: Sea level rise and climate action

2019-06-13T13:45:33+08:0010 Jun 2019|Tags: , , , |

Kairos Dela Cruz, ICSC's associate for climate policy, talks to Migs Bustos of Early Edition on ANC about sea level rise projections worldwide and in the Philippines, and how the country can ramp up its efforts to respond to this and other climate change impacts.

Frontlines of climate impacts, forefront of action

2019-05-24T15:28:53+08:0024 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Isabella Ann Mendoza ICSC’s climate policy team, in partnership with CORDAID, has been working closely with the municipalities of Guiuan, Eastern Samar; Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu; and Coron, Palawan to help develop their local plans in response to the adverse impacts of climate change. The biggest challenge faced by local government units (LGUs) [...]