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By ARNOLD PADILLA MANILA — “A President must be on the job 24/7, ready for any contingency, any crisis, anywhere, anytime.” “As a country in the path of typhoons… we must be as prepared as the latest technology permits to anticipate natural calamities when that is possible; to extend immediate and effective relief when it…

By VENCY D. BULAYUNGAN PIA-Ifugao/Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com BANAUE, Ifugao – Indigenous peoples (IPs) have contributed little to climate change and yet they are among those who suffer its adverse consequences the most. One of the causes of climate change is carbon dioxide resulting from use of burning fossil fuels which most IPs do…

By ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat MANILA — In the urban areas, climate change tends to be thought about in the abstract. But in the rural and coastal communities, the phenomenon is very tangible. “Here in the cities, we tend to think of climate change only as a reason for having to postpone our outings, because…

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat BAGUIO CITY — The representative of an indigenous peoples’ federation in the Cordillera reported at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) that corporate and large-scale mining worsens climate change and calls for the moratorium on large-scale mining and extractive industries in indigenous territories.…

Environmental groups said that corporate lobby, especially from the oil and energy industries, have a strong voice even among the ranks of civil society organizations during the recent United Nations (UN) conference on climate change. Green groups are therefore calling on the peoples of the world to take direct action to pressure developed countries to…

Deep into the Cordillera rice terraces are soil dwellers that dig their way through in a disrupted ecology. These lowly but destructive creatures endanger the nurturing ground that sustains the rich rice biodiversity of the Cordillera granary. BY MARY CARLING Center for Developments Program in the Cordillera Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Deep into the…

An alliance of environmental groups, scientists and grassroots organizations expressed support to the call for a 40 percent reduction in carbon emissions, based on 1990 levels, by 2020 and by more than 95 percent by 2050. BY BULATLAT An alliance of environmental groups, scientists and grassroots organizations expressed support to the call for a reduction…

Citing the Philippine government’s lack of a genuine program to address climate change and mitigate its impact on the Filipino people, and the failure of the Kyoto Protocol, a newly-formed alliance called the Philippine Climate Watch Alliance is calling on developed countries and TNCs to reduce their carbon emissions by 50 to 90 percent in…

“We are here to expose the role of coal in climate change, the greatest threat to life and biodiversity on the planet. We are here to highlight the urgent need for adoption of strong mitigation and adaptation measures to tackle the worst impacts of climate change,” said Mike Fincken, skipper of the Rainbow Warrior. BY…