The Coal Death March

Limay, Bataan and the case for climate justice

The 1.5 Imperative

Diffusing the Ticking 1.5 Time Bomb

 

So much has been said about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Special Report on 1.5. There's talk of exacerbated food shortages, growing inequalities, receding territories, increased wildfires, coral reef damages and vector-borne diseases, and a man wondering who drew all this up. A quick search would land you to pages spouting fast facts that get even more depressing as you read along. 

Will Southeast Asia be able to cope with more flooding and rising waters?

 

Sea level rise is a climate change impact that will affect some regions more than others. Contrary to what most people perceive, changes in sea level is not like filling up a bath tub where there the rise in water will be evenly spread throughout. In reality, local topography and ocean currents are two of the major factors that will determine the increase of sea level in an area. In some regions, land may be sinking due to several factors, and can increase the rate of sea level rise. In terms of ocean currents, warming oceans are shifting the currents that tend to pull water away from the shore or pull it in.

Climate change and human rights

Human rights are fundamental in the Paris Agreement

Human rights are fundamental in the Paris Agreement

In 1998, the construction of San Roque Multipurpose Dam by the San Roque Power Corporation in San Manuel, Pangasinan, Philippines, promised 354MW of clean power, irrigation to at least 87,000 hectares of rice fields, and control of the annual flooding of the lower Angono River in the downstream municipality. Counting five years into completion of construction, 780 households, not discounting the indigenous Ibaloi people, were forced to leave their homes. Issues arose from the improper relocation, more aptly called displacement, due to loss of land, homes, and livelihood alongside the distress of anxiety and helplessness. Among the activists who organized his fellow people and opposed the development of the dam was Apo Jose Doton. He was fighting for their right to remain in their ancestral domains. Sadly, he was murdered in May 16, 2006.