Rappler's latest stories on climate change
New research published in the journal Nature finds that nearly 3 quarters of the wilderness that's left belongs to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia, and the United States
WWF's 'Living Planet' reports says that from 1970 to 2014, 60% of all animals with a backbone were wiped out by human activity
The threats of climate change transcend economic and political boundaries
Stop looking away, it’s time to acknowledge and address the effects of climate change in PH
The inability to act today would mean irreparable damage to the lives of millions of Asians living in extremely climate-vulnerable regions
'Only by shifting away from dirty energy – the leading cause of climate change – can Filipinos truly move from being tagged as victims of the climate towards being known as its protectors'
President Donald Trump, a longtime climate change skeptic, says he does believe the climate is shifting, but argues that any worsening may not be permanent
Climate action is far more than just disaster resilience
'Things that scientists have been saying would happen further in the future are happening now,' Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, says
We can diversify a lot more when it comes to what we should eat
The Saudis had objected to the inclusion of a passage emphasising the need for sharp reductions in the use of fossil fuels –Saudi Arabia's main export.
'Wind beats coal by any environmental measure, but that doesn't mean that its impacts are negligible,' says a senior author of the study
The report lays out what it will take to prevent Earth's average surface temperature from rising beyond 1.5C (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels
(3rd UPDATE) 'This will be one of the most important meetings in IPCC history,' says Hoesung Lee, chair of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
'We are not here just to speak, but to be accountable,' says French President Emmanuel Macron, who launched the 'One Planet Summit' in 2017
Current internet cable systems may have less than a decade to adapt to the changing global climate
Jointly organized by California governor Jerry Brown and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, the 3-day gathering is a showcase for initiatives, big and small, to reduce humanity's carbon footprint
Efforts at the sub-national level by states, cities, and businesses to shrink the country's carbon footprint will not fully compensate for Trump's decision to scrap his predecessor's climate policies and promote the use of fossil fuels
'Climate change is the defining issue of our time – and we are at a defining moment,' says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
Delegates representing some of Earth's poorest and smallest nations say that the United States and other Western economies failed to live up to their green spending commitments
We have been calling for the new department for 5 years now, even before the 2013 Yolanda disaster. It would be fitting that we finally get this done on the fifth anniversary of that terrible event.
The issue of how funds are made available to developing nations has emerged as a key sticking point at the talks, which have made little headway since they opened on Tuesday
With experts from across the planet locked in key talks in Bangkok aimed at breathing life into the Paris Agreement on climate change, Amjad Abdulla says time had 'already run out' for some countries
The shift would involve change in 5 key areas: the development of clean energy systems, improved urban planning, a shift towards more sustainable agriculture, smart water management and decarbonising industry.
The 6-day UN conference opens with an urgent plea from delegates to finalize a 'rule book' governing the Paris Agreement, the most ambitious global pact yet, to address the impacts of climate change
Some of these changes are already under way in the southwestern United States, where massive wildfires are destroying pine forests and transforming swaths of territory into shrubland
(3rd UPDATE) Morrison, an ally of deposed leader Malcolm Turnbull, wins a party vote 45-40
If polar ice continues to melt, forests are slashed and greenhouse gases rise to new highs – as they currently do each year – the Earth will pass a tipping point
This is not the time to be afraid or ignorant
By August 2018, only electric tricycles will be allowed to ferry passengers in Boracay as part of the Malay municipal government's bid to promote environment-friendly public transportation
Apple is pushing for greener processes in China where most of their products are assembled
Thousands of years of heritage are being lost, says Matthew Betts, a curator at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec
Environmental advocates across the country promote different solutions to global warming to the public, relevant industries, and the government
Few people would associate fossil fuel combustion and deforestation with the nutritional content of rice, but our research clearly shows one way in which emitting fossil fuels could worsen world hunger challenges
Coupled with projected sea level rise driven by global warming, reef decline could see flooding increase 4-fold by century's end, researchers report in the journal Nature Communications
A study shows that the Philippines generates 2.7 million metric tons of plastic garbage every year
The United Nations climate summit, which took place in Germany this month, saw slow but steady progress on setting up the rules to implement the Paris Agreement. Here is a comprehensive summary of the technical UN climate talks.
As Asia's giants move up the globalization food chain, many of the industries that helped propel their phenomenal growth are moving to Vietnam, Indonesia and other nations investing heavily in a coal-powered future
Delegations at the latest round of climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany, show that US President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw from the Paris Agreement has not weakened their stance to fight climate change
The resolution creates a working group tasked with identifying gaps in international environmental law and determining whether there is a need to a new regulatory structure
'Now, President Donald Trump's administration has quietly killed the CMS,' a report says, describing the move as the latest in a 'broad attack on climate science' mounted by the White House
“On Thin Ice, an Art Installation for a Cause” will be on display from March 22 – May 31 at the Skypark of SM Aura Premier
While considered a non-emitter, the Philippines must still mind its own backyard and imbibe a low-carbon economy, Senator Loren Legarda says
With the first week in the Bonn Climate Change Conference now over, writing the rules for the implementation of the Paris Agreement remains a work in progress. What’s the hold-up?
'Trying to address climate change at current financing levels is like walking into a Category 5 Hurricane protected only by an umbrella,' says United Nations climate chief Patricia Espinosa
The Bonn conference will highlight the Talanoa Dialogue which, for the first time, will gather country negotiators, business leaders, and civil society groups in a face-to-face meeting to discuss what is a fair and adequate – but scaled up –contribution from different countries to reduce emissions
'A lot of scientists have agreed that data should be made open. It's for the public good. It's for humanity,' says UP Resilience Institute executive director Mahar Lagmay
There seems to be something about rising temperatures that contributes to the ascent of human tempers
Similar to an atmospheric heatwave, a marine heatwave is a prolonged period of unusually warm water
Will electric planes eventually gain ground in the highly competitive airline industry?