Loss and Damage from Typhoon Odette

Unfortunately, so many things are crystal clear now, much more so in the wake of Typhoon Odette Co-Written with Joy Reyes, Vanessa Vergara, and Meggie Nolasco Read: [OPINION] Momentum for climate justice Typhoon Odette, internationally known as Rai, ravaged central and southern Philippines a few days short of Christmas, leaving many parts of the country without …

World Environment Day and the ongoing virtual climate talks

“To defeat this threat, the world must come together and cooperate based on common interests and shared values.” In the next weeks, with colleagues from the Manila Observatory and the Ateneo de Manila University, I will be attending the historic, first-ever purely virtual negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Our team …

Light, Color, Wonder and Joy

“Many praised her excellence in doing science and recalled her warmth, compassion, and kindness.” Dr. Gemma Narisma, who died last Friday, 5 March 2021, was the Director of the Manila Observatory (MO), a Jesuit scientific institution. She was also a professor of physics at the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), and member of the Board …