Global Warming In The Philippines

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“A global deterioration of climate, by order of magnitude larger than any hitherto experienced by civilised mankind, is a very real possibility and may be due very soon.” - Scientists’ letter to President Nixon (USA), December 1972 Even back then, climate change and global warming has already been a concern to many people due to the disastrous effects it would have onto the world. Today, these two complications are definitely evident and observable in people’s lives. Due to climate change, the Earth’s temperature has increased so much that it has caused sea levels to rise, heatwaves, and agricultural damage in many countries. However, what in fact has been the cause of all this climate change and global warming? They are the greenhouse gases…show more content…
However, over time, greenhouse effect has increased massively. Seeing the tragic effects brought by greenhouse gases has moved a lot of environmental groups, locally and internationally, to try and counter-act greenhouse effect. One of the local environmental groups in the Philippines is the Sagipin Ugat ng Buhay at Tubig (Sagip GUBAT), which also has local environmental partners: Haribon Foundation and Tanggol Kalikasan (Envicluster, 2011). Since climate change has some great effects on forests, Sagip GUBAT has been pushing a lot of environmental programs that aims to alleviate the current states of forests in the Philippines. That is why in April 27, 2011, Sagip GUBAT has finally launched the Forest Resources Bill (FRB) (Envicluster, 2011). One of the known international environmental groups is the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). According to their official global site, one of the programs that WWF has implemented is the Climate Savers program which first started in 1999. This program integrates international businesses and industries with climate and energy. As reported in 2012, the climate savers were able to cut CO2 emissions by 100 million tonnes from 1999-2011 (Gland, 2012). The members of this program will continue to cut down their emissions until 2020, as they have promised, with the hope of CO2 reduction exceeding 350 million tonnes. However,…show more content…
One of the active and known groups is the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). As said in the introduction, WWF is very concerned with trying to raise awareness about environmental issues. According to their official site, WWF has been communicating with different companies in the United States to reduce carbon pollution and start being open to the use of renewable energy. In addition, WWF really gets people involved in the annual Earth Hour City Challenge. Earth Hour is done every March. It encourages all citizens of all countries to turn off all their lights and not use anything that requires any electricity for an hour. Of course due to different time zones, a certain part of the world does it first before the other parts. Earth Hour is usually done from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm; however, some cities do it from 8:30pm to 9:30 pm. WWF believes that this activity is a stepping stone for a transition towards one hundred percent renewable energy (“Climate”, n.d.). Aside from the WWF, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD), an environmental group, has been trying to implement forest protection in relation to carbon gas emission. According to the REDD, deforestation accounts for nearly twenty percent of global greenhouse gas emissions (UN-REDD Programme, n.d.). Due to this, REDD’s

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