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Greenpeace Mobile Conference in Asia by Chuck Baclagon
April 30, 2009, 8:44 am
Filed under: Greenpeace, Life at work | Tags: , , ,
Greenpeace mobile conference 2009

The G-Mob: Cristina San Vincente, Bai Yunwen, Dawn Gosling, Annaise Fragante, Chuck Baclagon, Mariana Schwarz, Hernan Nadal, Mike Mcterna, Salvatore Barbera, Alejandro Fernandez, Michael Tritt, Sasha Shovalov, Alexandra Merory, Christophe Glennisons, Marcelo Iniarra, Peter Morgan

I’ve been working on the development of a global internal mobile culture for Greenpeace for over a year and one of my dreams was to hold a conference in the Philippines.

And last week, this important milestone in this work with Greenpeace became a reality when 20 mobile champions from 10 offices came together in the global mobile phone capital, Manila.

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ADB and Global Warming by Chuck Baclagon
April 30, 2009, 6:26 am
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: , , ,

This month, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) issued the 250-page report, “The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review” which focuses on the impact on the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, and is billed as the largest regional report of its type.

Climate change threatens Southeast Asia’s huge coastal cities and could slash crop output and access to clean water, triggering conflicts unless the region adapts and cuts its carbon emissions, the ADB report concludes.

However, ADB has been pushing dirty energy and false solutions related to the energy sector in a big way, especially clean coal. And surprisingly, in the report, it proposes nuclear power as one of global warming mitigation options. Yes, they say that the report does not represent ADB’s view per se, but Business as Usual is something ADB has inherited.



Wasted and Gone by Chuck Baclagon
April 29, 2009, 5:56 am
Filed under: End the nuclear age | Tags: , , , , ,

This video was taken from Noel’s performance at Conspiracy Garden Cafe a couple of weeks ago.

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Nuclear waste a problem without practical solution by Chuck Baclagon

There is clearly no debate when it comes to the dangers of nuclear waste. However, while Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes does acknowledge this (“RP seeks help on nuclear waste, just in case,” Inquirer 4/27/2009), he refuses to admit the fact that nuclear waste is a problem without any solution.

Even more outrageous is how he calls on developed countries to help solve the ‘potential problem.’ No country in the world–not even the US, France nor Japan–has yet figured out what to do with high level radioactive waste piling up in their backyards.  Deadly nuclear waste is currently stored worldwide in interim facilities which frequently encounter accidents, such as a recent one in Tricastin, France in 2008, where radioactive material contaminated two rivers in a populated community.
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It’s the ecology, stupid! by Chuck Baclagon
Greenpeace activists display a banner from a construction crane near the State Department in Washington, D.C., Greenpeace urged government ministers from the world’s 17 biggest greenhouse polluters to‚Stop Global Warming and Rescue the Planet from the devastating effects of climate change as ministers gathered for climate talks under the Major Economies Forum (MEF) process.  © Greenpeace / Tazz

Greenpeace activists display a banner from a construction crane near the State Department in Washington, D.C., Greenpeace urged government ministers from the world’s 17 biggest greenhouse polluters to‚'Stop Global Warming' and 'Rescue the Planet' from the devastating effects of climate change as ministers gathered for climate talks under the Major Economies Forum (MEF) process.

As senior diplomats and politicians from 17 countries headed towards the US State Department building in Washington DC this morning, they couldn’t have missed a couple of Greenpeace climbers dangling below a huge banner bearing a picture of our beautiful blue planet and the words “Too big to fail”.

Climate change will be on the agenda at this meeting, billed as the Major Economies Forum (MEF), and we wanted to remind them to put the planet before profits.

The MEF is President Obama’s remodelled version of Bush’s Major Emitters Meeting. The Bush version was designed as a distraction to real progress, a venue for big economies to look busy while doing nothing. This week we will find out if Obama’s approach is going to be more productive.

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This is the road to Copenhagen! by Chuck Baclagon
April 27, 2009, 6:13 am
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: , , ,

From Making Waves

A busy day for team Greenpeace in Belgium yesterday. At 8 in the morning activists blocked traffic on the Ring around Brussels, the busiest traffic ‘knot’ in the country. After safely re-routing traffic, 30 of them unrolled a 180 square meter green carpet on the road and used it to visualise the alternatives for the planned road expansion of the Flemish government. In the run up to regional elections in June, they wanted to put these road expansion plans on the political agenda.

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April, 23 years ago… by Chuck Baclagon
April 26, 2009, 10:41 am
Filed under: End the nuclear age | Tags: , , ,

From Nuclear Reaction
It is April 25th 1986

Technicians at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine are ordered to test the safety emergency reactor core cooling system on the Number 4 reactor. The test is delayed during the day. The night shift operators arrive at midnight but are unprepared to carry out the test.

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