Filed under: Greenpeace, Philippines, Project Clean Water, Stop climate change, Volunteers | Tags: angat, angat dam, climate, GEI, Water, water crisis
Where does water come from? A question that has been asked of me unexpectedly in one of the meetings I’ve attended for a cause. I was taken aback for it was actually the first time that I heard someone asked that kind of question. I then began formulated uncertain answers such as “from the faucet?” or “from the purified water station near our apartment?” or rather “from the sea?” Could be, right? And from that moment on, I keep on asking myself, “where does water really come from?” This is the question that all of us ought to know the answer.
Paul Horsman is a Greenpeace campaigner, currently in Louisiana to assess the destruction from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Read his previous Deepwater Horizon blog here.
In a clear attempt to downplay the impacts of BP’s latest oil spill, chief executive, Tony Hayward, recently said “The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume.” His comment shows a cynical disregard for the reality of what is happening here to the environment, wildlife and communities who live and work here on the southern coast of the US.
I’m not sure whether Hayward and the folk at BP are just being arrogant or ignorant – or maybe both. On Monday I stood in gloopey thick oil accumulating on the beaches at the end of the Mississippi River – at the low water mark and below, the oil was 20-25 centimetres (9-10 inches) thick. Maybe Mr Hayward would care to join me and watch as BP’s oil oozes from the high tidemark to form thick brown streaks down the short beach; or perhaps he could come to the breakwater rocks and see the splattered mess. Continue reading
Filed under: Philippines, Stop climate change, Volunteers | Tags: Aurora Youth for Arts and Sports, Ayos-A!, Baler Central School, climate, Climate Change, Solar Generation - Pilipinas
February 27, a tsunami alert was raised all over the country. Chile had just been hit by a high intensity earthquake, and we were in Baler for a climate awareness engagement, how timely… Together with my partner and co-solargen member Miguel Lopez, we joined the third batch of coordinators, facilitators and participants of the Ayos-A! (Aurora Youth for Arts and Sports) workshops at the Baler Central School from February 25-28, 2010. Continue reading
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: climate, Copenhagen, denial, DeSmogBlog, Exxon, Frank Luntz, Global Warming, IPCC, James Hansen, spin
“There are many true things that are not useful for the vulgar crowd to know; and certain things, which although they are false it is expedient for the people to believe otherwise.”
– Augustine of Hippo, City of God, 426 A.D.
Car salesmen and burger tycoons have sabotaged the most important decision of our generation.
As the highly-anticipated Copenhagen climate summit limps towards indecision, the largest money-making corporations on the planet privately celebrate their ability to undermine science and hijack the international political process.
Filed under: Stop climate change, Thailand | Tags: c2c, climate, Copenhagen, greenpeacebuzz, Tcktcktck
Is causing climate change a crime?
Is submerging entire nations in sea water a crime? Flooding entire cities? Causing death, destruction and disease???!!???
Whoa! Did anyone actually do those things? (Yes.)
Or maybe the question is: has anyone actually let those things happen? (Yes.) Do we know who they are? (Yes.) Do they know what they’ve done? (Yes.) And are they still letting those things happen? (Yes). Knowingly? (Yes.) Willfully? (Hmmm….)
Filed under: Change Caravan, Stop climate change | Tags: c2c, change caravan, Chang[e], climate, Copenhagen, filipinos
Here’s another beautiful moment from the caravan: Passing by rice fields in Saraburi Province.
Filed under: Greenpeace, Stop climate change | Tags: action, actress, believe, climate, energy efficiency, globalwarming, Greenpeace, lightbulbs, nonprofit, reasons, revolution, sarandon, susansarandon