Category Archives: Climate Change

2016: WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD

In a press release dated January 18, 2017, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed that 2016 was the hottest year on record. With a global average temperature of 1.1 degrees…

Anatomy of a Typhoon

Each generation has its share of mind-blowing disasters. For our generation, one of the worst devastations ever to hit our country was caused by Typhoon Yolanda. Today, we remember the…

Hope Shines in Yolanda-Hit Areas

Recovery is still taking place in Yolanda-battered areas, and is expected to be completed in 2017. But how far have we really gone three years after the catastrophe?   It’s…

Climate Change: When it rains, it pours—bizarrely

New studies from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) researchers showed that climate change does not only affect the severity or amount of rain but also the precipitation patterns. According…

Parliamentarians, Planet and Peace: International Leadership Conference

Kathmandu – More than a year after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal, the city held a gathering of peacemakers and peacebuilders last July 27-30, 2016, hosted by the Universal…

AUGUST: Awesome or Awful?

A few weeks from entering the “ber” months, here are eight things you should know about the 8th month of the year in the aspects of weather and astronomy. 1….

Volunteerism: A Hot Trend this “Tag-init”

Swimming, trekking, family outings, road trips—now that summer vacation is about to end, you’ve probably had your fair share of these activities, which involve basking in nature’s beauty. But to…

El Niño to end, La Niña to follow?

While El Niño is drawing closer to its end, it may still have an effect in several parts of the country this month. Dry condition may affect the province of…

#Halalan2016: Let the GREEN win!

Climate change has become a major concern, not only in the Philippines, but all over the globe. Through the past decades, it has claimed thousands of lives, polluted many cities,…

Mountains on Fire

Mount Apo in Davao, and Mounts Kitanglad and Kalatungan in Bukidnon are some of the mountains in the country that recently suffered from forest fires worsened by the El Niño…