Greenpeace Southeast Asia


“positive energy” by Chuck Baclagon

Today our activists painted the ‘Sam John Spirit’, a second coal carrier waiting to come in and offload its polluting cargo. They painted QUIT COAL QUIT COAL QUIT COAL QUIT COAL, in large white letters, all the way down the 223 metre long starboard side. I was able to read it from our anchor position, where we are still blockading the ‘Medi Firenze’, 3 miles away. But the most amazing thing happened some hours later.

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So we wait again…. by Chuck Baclagon
May 24, 2008, 7:27 am
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: , , , ,

I wanted to write for this blog last night but our night turned into dawn because of developments near the port of the Pagbilao Coal Plant where the Rainbow Warrior is anchored.

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Quit Coal – Save the Climate by Chuck Baclagon

Hello. My name is Beau and I’m the campaigner on board the Rainbow Warrior for the Philippine leg of the Quit Coal, Save the Climate Tour. Our first day on the Rainbow Warrior began with the crew waking up really early to prepare to dock at the Legaspi port from anchorage in the Albay Gulf. For someone who does not know much about ships, it looked like a complex maneuver in order to squeeze in between two boats was needed because the port was quite small. But Captain Mike and his crew made it look so easy and we had landed in no time.

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Deeper Solutions by Chuck Baclagon

Going Deeper

Since the late Pleistocene, 100,000 years ago, when a few thousand Homo sapiens poked around Africa, Asia, and the Mediterranean, human population has doubled 22 times. We have one more such doubling left, and that’s it. Human population will likely level off at 10 to 14 billion sometime around 2100, exceeding the Earth’s carrying capacity. Mass human starvations are already underway in degraded environments.

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