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The deafening sound of urgency by Chuck Baclagon

An environmental activists displays a banner that reads: "Climate Action Now!"

I  felt my heart beating faster than usual as I clapped along to 2 sheer minutes of booming beats that reminded of the loud noise that led to the crumbling of the walls of Jericho in the Biblical narrative. This morning we along with other groups and individuals sounded the alarm for climate action as part of the activities that are a part of the December 12 Global Day of Action on Climate Change.

December 12th 2009 activists, and concerned citizens of the world held global actions to highlight the urgency of climate action  at the time of the United Nations Talks on climate change (COP15/MOP5) in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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From yes we can to yes we have by Chuck Baclagon


Countdown by Chuck Baclagon
Some 70 bikers from the Makati City LGU and from the Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA)-member organizations before the 90 Days To Copenhagen Bike Tour.

Some 70 bikers from the Makati City LGU and from the Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA)-member organizations before the 90 Days To Copenhagen Bike Tour.

We all have the tendency to do countdowns.

I remember when I was younger that I used to countdown the days of the week as it passes down towards the weekends. I’m pretty sure that I am not alone with this habit when I was a kid as I remember having classmates who did the same thing back then. But that doesn’t stop there, I counted down many things  – the days remaining before my next birthday, before I finish 3rd grade, before I graduate from high school, the number of days before Christmas, the list just goes on and on.

Perhaps it is because a lot of us like the adrenalin rush, of cramming things to meet a given deadline. Perhaps it’s because we’re all deep down complacent and we need to be reminded that there are things that we need to take action on NOW, because tomorrow may be too late.
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