climate change impacts - updates

Rappler's latest stories on climate change impacts


[OPINION] Breathing out coal: How victims of the climate can be its protectors

Oct 17, 2018 - 6:06 PM

'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'

Climate change may threaten $2.5 trillion in assets – study

Apr 05, 2016 - 12:55 AM

If warming reaches 2 5 degrees Celsius 4 5 degrees Fahrenheit over pre Industrial Revolution levels by 2100 investments worth some 2 5 trillion may be in danger a team reports

FOR THE EARTH. People attend a candlelight vigil organized by the Interfaith Council of Peru at a park in Lima, on November 30, 2014. File photo by Cris Bouroncle/AFP

10 animals threatened by climate change

Jun 05, 2015 - 8:47 AM

On World Environment Day meet 10 animals your grandkids will likely never set eyes on if humanity does nothing to curb climate change

PH named country most affected by climate change in 2013

Dec 03, 2014 - 3:21 PM

The Global Climate Risk Index reconfirms that less developed countries are generally more affected than industrialised countries

Maguindanao floods affect at least 13,000 families

Jun 20, 2014 - 11:55 PM

2ND UPDATE The floods damage about 200 hectares of rice and corn fields with an estimated value of P805 000

Batangas port industry threatened by climate change

Jan 18, 2014 - 7:15 AM

The city has to climate proof its seaport and roads Climate change can also bring in more migrants

MARINE GATEWAY. In order to retain its trading hub status, Batangas City must redesign its seaport to withstand the effects of climate change. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Tacloban: In the jaws of a 'climate sandwich'

Jan 16, 2014 - 7:12 PM

Upland villages are highly susceptible to landslides while other barangays are only 3 meters above sea level and can be easily be swept when sea levels rise

THREATS TO ECONOMY. Yolanda damage to Tacloban's one and only airport was a big blow to the city's economy. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

Groups to Aquino: Demand Haiyan redress from fossil fuel companies

Dec 13, 2013 - 4:55 PM

Fossil fuel companies must pay for Yolanda damages since they are the leading cause of global warming say green groups

STARTING FROM SCRATCH. Typhoon Yolanda damaged billions worth of agriculture and infrastructure, forcing many communities to start from scratch. Photo by EPA/Dennis Sabangan

Equating storm surge to tsunami 'dangerous' – expert

Nov 27, 2013 - 1:44 PM

Saying the two phenomena are similar is inaccurate dangerous and irresponsible says Project NOAH s Mahar Lagmay

STORM SURGE AFTERMATH. A ship washed ashore by storm surges during the height of Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) sits atop crushed houses in Tacloban, Leyte in November 25, 2013. AFP/Noel Celis

What made Tacloban so vulnerable to Haiyan?

Nov 15, 2013 - 12:03 PM

A 2013 study assesses Tacloban s vulnerability to climate change impacts–including storms like Yolanda

DEVASTATION IN TACLOBAN. A general shot shows houses destroyed by the strong winds caused by typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) at Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on November 9, 2013. AFP/Noel Celis