Posts Tagged climate change

Australian government downgrades outlook to ‘very poor’ for Great Barrier Reef

Jeck Deocampo   •   August 30, 2019

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is in very poor condition because of climate change, coral bleaching events and the predator crown-of-thorns starfish, the government said on Friday (August 30), as it...

Logging leaves deep scars in an Amazon buckling under wildfires

Jeck Deocampo   •   August 29, 2019

The sound of a chainsaw rings out in Brazil’s Amazon, as the world’s largest rainforest buckles under a record number of wildfires. As the world recoils at the sight of fires ravaging Brazil’s Amazon jungle, ...

Reduce meat consumption to curb global warming — U.N. report

Marje Pelayo   •   August 9, 2019

Global meat consumption must fall to curb global warming, reduce growing strains on land and water and improve food security, health and biodiversity, a United Nations report on the effects...

Northward shift of typhoon tracks brings more rain to PH – Pinoy scientist

Marje Pelayo   •   July 16, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – An average of 19 to 20 tropical cyclones enter the Philippine area of responsibility every year, eight to nine of which hit landmass. A study conducted by...

Duterte insists ‘major contributors’ to climate change be held accountable

Marje Pelayo   •   June 24, 2019

BANGKOK, Thailand – President Rodrigo Duterte has called on members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to hold accountable countries that greatly contribute to climate change. Duterte...

PH rejects participation in international climate change conferences – Locsin

Marje Pelayo   •   June 6, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin said he is no longer accepting invitations to join climate change conferences abroad. This was after President Rodrigo Duterte questioned the significance...

Antarctic penguins suffer ‘unprecedented’ breeding failure

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 26, 2019

One of the largest emperor penguins in Antarctica is suffering from ‘unprecedented’ breeding failure. According to recent research, these emperor penguins almost have no breeding success for three years, from...

Maldives tells U.N. climate talks: ‘We are not prepared to die’

admin   •   December 14, 2018

  The Maldives will do all in its power to keep “our heads above water”, the head of its delegation at U.N. climate talks, Mohamed Nasheed, said on Thursday (December 13) in...

Curbing climate change could save millions of lives – WHO

admin   •   December 6, 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday (December 5) that mitigating climate change would save millions of lives at a global level. According to WHO, exposure to pollution results in seven...

Climate disasters cause global economic losses to soar, UN says

admin   •   October 11, 2018

  From 1998 to 2017 direct economic losses from natural disasters totaled $2.9 trillion, of which 77 percent was due to extreme weather that is intensifying as the world warms,...

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