climate change

[OPINION] World hunger is increasing thanks to wars and climate change

Oct 19, 2017 - 3:21 PM

As disasters compete for our attention, they make it harder for people in poor, marginalized and war-torn regions to access adequate food

IMPOVERISHED. In this file photo, Martha Nyarueni (2ndL) and her family stand outside their home outside the town of Leer, South Sudan, after receiving aid package, on July 5, 2014. Photo by Nichole Sobecki / AFP

Children’s health in peril as climate impacts escalate in PH

Oct 13, 2017 - 2:35 PM

More Filipino children face the dangers of vector-borne diseases such as dengue and Chikungunya – another viral disease that shares clinical symptoms with dengue, but is incurable

U.S. environment chief signs draft rollback on Obama climate plan

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:56 AM

Repealing the Clean Power Plan (CPP) was a campaign promise by President Donald Trump and follows his decision in June to withdraw from the 2015 Paris agreement

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Italy's high-rise forests take root around the world

Oct 08, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The brainchild of Milanese architect Stefano Boeri, the Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) uses more than 20,000 trees and plants to adorn high-rise buildings

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY CELINE CORNU - A picture taken on September 5, 2017 shows the architectural complex designed by Studio Boeri, the "Bosco Verticale" (Vertical Forest) in the Porta Nuova area in Milan. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION

Sydney, Melbourne warned to prepare for 50-degree days

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:59 AM

Sydney and Melbourne could regularly face 50 degree Celsius (122F) days within 25 years even if Australia meets its Paris global warming targets, a new study warns

In this file photo, a couple takes shelter from the heat in the shade of a tree as they look out over Sydney's Bondi Beach on February 11, 2017. William West/AFP

Planet-warming methane from livestock underestimated – study

Sep 29, 2017 - 2:08 PM

Revised calculations of methane produced per head of cattle show that global livestock emissions in 2011 are 11% higher than estimates based on data from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change

Anak muda jadi petani dan petambak, kenapa tidak?

Sep 22, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Menjadi petani dan petambak juga merupakan pilihan karier bagi dua anak muda Indonesia ini, meski awalnya sempat ditentang orangtua

Anak-anak muda inspiratif diundang oleh Oxfam dalam acara Indonesia Climate Change 2017 di Jakarta Convention Center untuk berbagi kisah mereka. Foto oleh Dzikra Fanada/Rappler

WWF Germany, DKK launch free online course on climate change

Sep 20, 2017 - 2:40 PM

WWF Germany and the Deutsches Klima-Konsortium (DKK), a scientific association, have created an English online course on climate change

U.S. says no change in decision to pull out of Paris climate pact

Sep 17, 2017 - 10:32 AM

The remark come as environment ministers from some 30 countries gather in Montreal seeking headway on the Paris climate accord

In this file photo, US residents living in Japan and local residents hold a rally near the US embassy in Tokyo on March 16, 2017. Toshifumi Kitamura/File/AFP

#IAmHampasLupa: Promoting farming, mindful eating on social media

Sep 17, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Sustainable food production and consumption are crucial in reducing carbon footprint, thereby mitigating climate change

PH hopes to ratify deal on super greenhouse gases ASAP

Sep 14, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Environment officials say the country is still in the initial stage of the Kigali Amendment s ratification process

Pope slams climate change deniers as 'stupid'

Sep 12, 2017 - 8:43 AM

Francis says individuals and politicians have a moral responsibility to act on advice from scientists who had clearly outlined what must be done to halt the course of global warming

MAING A POINT. Pope Francis talks to journalists during a press conference held on board the flight to Rome, at the end of a five-day visit to Colombia, on September 11, 2017. Andrew Medichini/Pool/AFP

From Paris to Houston, undeniable truth of climate change

Sep 10, 2017 - 1:00 PM

So if An Inconvenient Sequel isn t here to convince you that global warming is real if it s banking on you knowing what is it here to say?

AFTER HARVEY. In this file photo, Texas resident Jenna Fountain carries a bucket down Regency Drive to try to recover items from their flooded home in Port Arthur, Texas, September 1, 2017. Emily Kask/AFP

Managing waste, mitigating floods: The case of Malabon

Sep 09, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Garbage remains a main concern in the city s flood mitigation efforts but the successful waste management initiative of one barangay may serve as a model

BRAVING THE FLOODS. An elementary student rides on a boat with her relatives as she went home from school at the Artex Compound in Malabon City, Manila on June 5, 2013. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Al Gore's Climate Reality Project names Pinoy 'Media Climate Champions'

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:46 PM

For communicating climate reality journalists Howie Severino GMA 7 Imelda Abano PNEJ Atom Araullo ABS CBN and Voltaire Tupaz Rappler are recognized at the premiere screening of the documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to power on Monday August 28

IN PHOTOS: 'An Inconvenient Sequel' premieres in PH

Aug 29, 2017 - 3:49 PM

The documentary will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas Trinoma and Glorietta 4 starting August 30 2017

Young people see climate change as top global challenge – survey

Aug 29, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Next to climate change the other top global challenges according to millenials are large scale conflicts or war and religious conflicts

Cyclones and climate change: connecting the dots

Aug 27, 2017 - 11:35 PM

What s missing is a detailed track record of hurricanes past the kind of decades long log of measurements that climate scientists need to discern the fingerprint of human influence

Strong winds batter seaside houses before the approaching Hurricane Harvey in Corpus Christi, Texas on August 25, 2017.  Harvey, which is set to make landfall later today into early Saturday, was packing maximum sustained winds of close to 120 miles (195 kilometers) per hour, the National Hurricane Center said. / AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON

What to expect at the premiere of 'An Inconvenient Sequel' on August 28

Aug 26, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Here s what you should expect during the premiere of An Inconvenient Sequel in the Philippines

Pacific climate campaigner Tony de Brum dies at 72

Aug 23, 2017 - 10:51 AM

De Brum whose tireless advocacy pricked the world s conscience over the fate of low lying Pacific island nations threatened by rising seas passes away after a long battle with cancer

CLIMATE CHAMPION. This file photo taken on August 1, 2013 shows Tony de Brum, then minister-in-assistance to the president of the Marshall Islands, speaking at the Foreign Correspondents Association in Sydney. Greg Wood/AFP

Al Gore’s An 'Inconvenient Sequel' premieres in PH on August 28

Aug 23, 2017 - 8:43 AM

Here s how you can buy your ticket for the premiere screening of the sequel on Monday August 28

Local, foreign volunteers help revive coral reefs in Albay Gulf

Aug 20, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Local and foreign divers band together to regenerate corals and build artificial reefs in Albay

Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

The power of truth: The U.S., Philippines, and the Paris Agreement

Aug 15, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Climate change is too big an issue for us to allow one country to hold the global community hostage and paralyzed in inaction Fortunately the world at the G20 summit didn’t have to be told

Coping vs adapting: How Aetas face climate change threats

Aug 10, 2017 - 4:59 PM

Farming income of the Aetas is highly seasonal and vulnerable to typhoons prolonged drought and excessive rain

AFFECTED. According to Nanay Cristy, the Aetas in Zambales are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in farming communities. All photos courtesy of Bea Orante

Gov't report sees drastic climate change impact in U.S. – NYT

Aug 08, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Americans are feeling the effects of climate change right now says the report by 13 federal agencies not yet released or approved by President Donald Trump s administration

CLIMATE FIGHT. In this file photo, a protester holds up a sign during a rally against the United States backing out of the Paris Climate accord, at the White House in Washington, DC on June 1, 2017. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

1 dead as Italy heatwave breaks in Alps

Aug 05, 2017 - 4:39 PM

The tragedy follows the deaths of two senior citizens who were caught up in wild fires in Abruzzo and Matera

HEATWAVE. A man refreshes himself with the waters of a fountain at Piazza Castello in Turin on August 2 as they seek relief during a heatwave that continues to grip southern Europe. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

U.S. to join climate talks despite Paris accord exit

Aug 05, 2017 - 12:24 PM

The State Department says Washington is still committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and engaging with the international community on combating climate change

CLIMATE CHANGE. The US State Department says Washington is still committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. Whilte House file photo by Jewel Samad/AFP; COP file photo courtesy of COP21

Global warming reduces protein in key crops – study

Aug 02, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Researchers say they still don t understand how or why carbon dioxide emissions sap protein and other nutrients from plants but the mystery is one that could have devastating consequences across the globe

TOP CROP. A harvester works in a field of wheat near the southern village of Trud, Bulgaria on July 5, 2016. Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP

Slim chance of reaching 2ºC climate goal – study

Aug 01, 2017 - 7:04 AM

There is a 5 chance of limiting average global warming to under two degrees Celsius 3 6 degrees Fahrenheit the target set in the 2015 climate rescue Paris Agreement researchers say

KEEPING COOL. A woman drinks water from a plastic bottle on June 20, 2017 in Quimper, western France, during a heatwave alert. Fred Tanneau/AFP

Al Gore: I've given up on climate 'catastrophe' Trump

Jul 28, 2017 - 2:08 PM

We re going meet the US commitments regardless of what Donald Trump says Al Gore tells Agence France Presse

CLIMATE CHANGE. Governor of California Jerry Brown (L) and Former Vice President Al Gore attend the Los Angeles Special Screening of 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power' at the Arclight Hollywood, on July 25, 2017, in Hollywood, California. Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP

Climate change will feed wildfires – experts

Jul 27, 2017 - 9:35 PM

Experts say wildfires will likely become more frequent as global temperatures rise due to climate change

WILDFIRES. Burnt trees stand as the sun sets in a smokey skyline in Mariposa, California on July 19, 2017. File photo by Josh Edelson/ AFP

SC is new battleground for coal fight in the Philippines

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:56 PM

The fight against coal fossil energy in the Philippines has mostly been staged in localized battlefronts including the island province of Palawan

ADB warns climate change 'disastrous' for Asia

Jul 14, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Unabated climate change threatens to undo many of the development advancements of the last decades not least by incurring high economic losses says a report from the Asian Development Bank

Does the Philippines have enough funds to deal with disasters?

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Typhoon season is underway in the Philippines and some officials warn the funds for handling calamities may not be enough

Top 4 ways to shrink your carbon footprint are often overlooked

Jul 12, 2017 - 10:27 AM

Those of us who want to step forward on climate need to know how our actions can have the greatest possible impact

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G20: Compromise on climate change, but at what cost?

Jul 09, 2017 - 2:20 PM

G20 countries manage to avoid a total bust up with Donald Trump over climate change leaving the door open for Washington to return to the Paris Agreement

AT THE SIDE. US President Donald Trump takes his place for the family photo on the first day of the G20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 7, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Erdogan threatens not to ratify Paris climate accord

Jul 09, 2017 - 8:54 AM

Erdogan: After that step taken by America the position that we adopt is in the direction of not passing it in parliament

ERDOGAN IN HAMBURG. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a final press conference on the second day of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Stormy G20 ends with opt-outs for Trump on climate, trade

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:30 PM

4th UPDATE World leaders dance a delicate diplomatic waltz with discord not only dogging the main G20 conferences but also adding tension to the atmosphere in bilateral asides

TRUMP AT G20. US President Donald Trump attends a working session during the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 8, 2017. Markus Schreiber/Pool/AFP

Disaster imagination: 3 steps toward disaster preparedness

Jul 08, 2017 - 9:30 PM

We need [imagination] for disaster preparedness Science Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr says at the Agos Summit

Department of Science and Technology undersecretary for disaster risk reduction and climate Renato Solidum Jr., during Day 2 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Legarda shares 9 ways to reduce disaster risks, impact on lives

Jul 08, 2017 - 1:52 PM

For every 1 you invest in disaster risk reduction you actually save up to 7 of losses Senator Loren Legarda says during Rappler’s AGOS summit on disaster preparedness

Senator Loren Legarda during Day 2 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LIVE: Day 2 of Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness

Jul 08, 2017 - 8:43 AM

The second day of the Agos Summit covers a broad range of topics on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation Agos eBayanihan will also be relaunched

#ZeroCasualty trends nationwide during 2-day Agos Summit

Jul 07, 2017 - 8:56 PM

UPDATED Twitter users join the discussion on disaster preparedness during the first ever Agos Summit generating over 800 million impressions

What's the role of vulnerable sectors in disaster preparedness?

Jul 07, 2017 - 3:57 PM

Panelists of the first ever Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness talk about what makes certain sectors of Philippine society highly vulnerable to climate change

Day 1 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 6, 2017.

Teleseryes, social media, and other platforms for disaster preparedness

Jul 07, 2017 - 3:47 PM

If the media you re already consuming starts to address these issues you re going to start to perk up and pay attention because role models in TV can also be role models in real life says Bambike founder Bryan McClelland

Day 1 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 6, 2017.

LIVE: Day 1 of Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness

Jul 07, 2017 - 8:32 AM

Day 1 of the Agos summit highlights climate action initiated by the youth and women and LGU preparedness efforts like the MMShakeDrill Bookmark this page to watch the summit

What to expect at the Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness

Jul 06, 2017 - 4:10 AM

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Climate: Can G19 hold firm against Trump's G1?

Jul 05, 2017 - 1:29 PM

The G20 group of major economies gathers in Hamburg amid a storm of geopolitical crises threatening to push climate change down the agenda

A demonstrator wears a 'Planet Earth First' transfer on her cheek during a demonstration called by several NGOs ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg on July 2, 2017. John Macdougall/AFP

Let's re-educate ourselves about the environment

Jul 02, 2017 - 9:59 AM

With the expected growth in population how much more of this waste will be left in the streets in coming years?