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Cheaper climate change solutions available now—Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

Fighting climate change is about will and not about capacity, United States (US) Secretary of State John Kerry said in response to an international panel’s report that greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Gov’t must act on climate’


The “grim climate forecast for Southeast Asia” made by a recent United Nations report on climate change should prod the government to improve its adaptation and mitigation efforts in the face of calamities like Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” according to three civil society groups.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UNDP chief Helen Clark challenges Aquino on fight vs climate change

Ten-year old Barbie Gonza receives a comforting hug from UNDP’s Administrator Helen Clark in Tacloban City. The grade-four student of San Jose Central Elementary School shared the story of her survival from Typhoon Haiyan that claimed over 100 of her classmates. UNDP helped clear the debris from her school, which reopen two months after the crisis. Photo Credit: Joey Reyna/ UNDP

United Nations Development Program Chief Helen Clark on Thursday challenged President Benigno Aquino III to make a strong statement before the international community to combat climate change following the devastation of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) that claimed more than 6,000 lives.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US: World in 2013 was 4th hottest on record

Children line up to receive a Christmas gift from volunteers near a giant lantern with the colors of the Philippine flag, in Tacloban City, which was devastated by the November 8 Typhoon Yolanda. AP

Last year tied for the fourth hottest year on record around the globe.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Kerry skeptical climate change generated monster typhoon Yolanda

U.S. State Secretary John Kerry, gestures as he answers a question at a press conference following his bilateral meeting with his Philippine counterpart Albert Del Rosario Tuesday, Dec.17, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Kerry announced Tuesday the United States will provide the Philippines' security forces with $40 million in new assistance in part to help the country protect its territorial waters amid rising tensions with China over disputes in the South China Sea, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday while urging all the nations involved to "lower the intensity." AP/Bullit Marquez

US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed skepticism that Supertyphoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), the strongest typhoon to ever hit land in recorded history, was directly caused by climate change.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Climate exec calls for PH plan to prepare for global warming

Naderev Saño. AP FILE PHOTO

Climate Change Commissioner Naderev “Yeb” Saño, who captured the world’s attention by giving a tearful speech at a United Nations conference on global warming, now believes the Philippines can no longer afford to wait for the rest of the world to take action.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH NGOs join climate change talks walkout


Frustrated by the lack of progress in the negotiations, civil society groups—including Filipino nongovernment organizations—followed delegates to the climate change talks in Warsaw and also walked out the day before the talks were to end.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ fails to move the rich

Members of non-governmental organizations walking out of the UN talks on global warming held at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 to show their impatience with the government negotiators, who, the movements say, are making no progress in their task of laying foundations for a new climate deal. The talks are scheduled to close on Friday (Saturday in the Philippines).  AP PHOTO/CZAREK SOKOLOWSKI

It seems the devastation wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Eastern Visayas is not enough to convince developed countries to accept responsibility for climate change—and pay for it.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Citing Philippines, UN chief urges action at climate talks

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. AP FILE PHOTO

UN chief Ban Ki-moon took the whip to world climate talks Tuesday, saying the typhoon-struck Philippines should spur environment ministers to put new energy into efforts to curb global warming.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

UN: Besides Haiyan, 2013 storm season near average


Apart from Typhoon Haiyan (“Yolanda” in Manila), which has devastated the Philippines, it’s been an average year for tropical cyclones, the U.N. weather agency said Wednesday in an annual climate report.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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