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The King of the Jungle by Chuck Baclagon

Earlier this week – myself and four other guys set out from the Climate Defenders Camp to join a team already in the field preparing for a couple of giant banners to be displayed in the peat swamps of Riau, urging both Sarkozy and Merkel to do their bit to make history in Copenhagen.

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Those dam treehuggers – saving the climate! by Chuck Baclagon

There’s lots happening at our Climate Defenders Camp now – on the ground in the Indonesian rainforest.

Activists from the camp are blocking the drainage of peat canals in the region – in order to protect the rainforest and peatlands. Paper and palm oil industries drain the carbon rich peat by creating these canals. The peat has to be drier so that oil palm and acacia can grow. Sometimes they burn the peat and remaining forest or simply knock it over with excavators. This destructive practice not only damages the local ecosystem – it adds a massive amount of climate changing carbon emissions to the Earth’s atmosphere.

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an indication of bigger things to come… by Chuck Baclagon
Bright Academy students from Cebu City, Philippines joined blogger Esperanza Garcia and people all over the world to make a 350 statement and take a stand for a safe climate future.

Bright Academy students from Cebu City, joined blogger Esperanza Garcia and people all over the world to make a 350 statement and take a stand for a safe climate future. reported on their website that last 24 October, people in 181 countries came together for the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet’s history. At over 5200 events around the world, people gathered to call for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis.

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Climate Defenders Camp by Chuck Baclagon

Our team in Indonesia has set up a camp in the heart of the rainforest where activists will remain for several weeks in order to bring urgent attention to the role that deforestation plays in driving dangerous climate change.

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Push it! by Chuck Baclagon

How far can you push a big inflatable globe on a road in Hua Hin, Thailand?

Several kilometers maybe? Today, we tried it today and covered all of 200 meters.

Today just happens to be the second day of the 15th ASEAN Summit taking place in Hua Hin, one of Thailand’s more famous resort towns.

Ten Southeast Asian heads of state are meeting inside Dusit Thani Hotel talking about issues such as regional cooperation, human rights, global economy, disasters, and climate change.

Today, incidentally, is also the International Day of Climate Action.

อาเซียน: จงจริงจังต่อการยุติภัยคุกคามโลกร้อน ASEAN: Get serious about climate threat! by you.

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Climate Global Day of Action around the world by Chuck Baclagon
October 25, 2009, 9:25 am
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Yesterday was the climate change global day of action. People all over the world had been preparing and recruiting for the occasion for weeks.

According to the grassroots climate campaign website, there were over 5,200 events all told, in 181 countries. That makes it easily the most widespread environmental action day to date. The website contains a slideshow of some of the more photographable activities from around the world.

The whole bit about “three hundred and fifty parts per million” (350ppm) may have confused onlookers a bit, but these sort of events are about galvanising the movement itself more than recruiting many more people to it. We have a hard struggle ahead of us between now and Copenhagen, so the timing (if not the messaging) is spot-on.


Bosconians join October 24th International Day of Climate Action by Jenny Tuazon

Bosconians join International Day of Climate ActionInternational Day of Climate Action dawned in excellent fashion for the students and faculty members of Don Bosco Technical College in Mandaluyong who attended the climate talk delivered by our very own Francis Joseph Dela Cruz, Greenpeace Southeast Asia Public Outreach Coordinator. He had everyone inside the DBTC auditorium all ears as he share and discuss this fine presentation about climate change.

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October 24th International Day of Climate Action by Chuck Baclagon

While our leaders continue to talk about what’s “politically possible,” the world continues to warm and precious days go by. The latest science shows that runaway global warming is even closer than we feared. We can’t continue to allow our leaders to sit back and play political games when our future is at stake.
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The challenge to be vigilant by Chuck Baclagon

Photo by Albert LozadaYesterday was a busy one for me as I came in extra early for work for a talk that me and Albert Lozada, our Philippine Solar Generation coordinator was scheduled to give at the University of the Philippines’ organized Conference on Global Climate Change which was attended by folks that mainly come from the academe, government agencies, the Philippine Network on Climate Change and even those from the petroleum industry! Of which Shell was one of the major sponsors of the event to our surprise as we only learned about it as we entered the conference venue.

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Where will you be on October 24? by Chuck Baclagon

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