Duterte hailed for approval of Paris climate change deal


The executive stamp of approval to the Paris Agreement that paves the way for the Senate’s ratification of the climate change accord exemplifies the participatory decision-making exercised by President Rodrigo Duterte, the chairman of the advisory board of the Climate Institute said on Thursday.

“He listened to the appeal of climate change advocates and his Cabinet’s recommendation to alter his initial reservation” with the agreement, Heherson Alvarez said in a statement.

This concerned humanitarian gesture of the President, according to Alvarez, benefits the Philippines, which is “most vulnerable to the onslaught of extreme climate catastrophes.”

“The threat of climate change that brings death to our people and irreparable destruction of our life support systems is just as challenging as the drug menace,” he said.

Signing by the President of the Paris accord, Alvarez added, “will enable the systematic transition from disastrous carbon fuel to a mix of alternative clean energy–solar, wind, hydro, waste and geothermal–that can now be accomplished without hampering the Duterte plan of modernization.”

Also, the former senator and former Environment secretary said, it will provide for a safe and resilient community that has harnessed consensus and wide social involvement.

“Change can now be undertaken in our fuel consumption, in our power plants, transport system, the use of energy in our buildings and homes, as well as management of our industrial and municipal waste, including the protection of our forests and oceans as carbon sinks,” Alvarez added.

“This carbon reduction program under a Duterte stewardship, without hampering industrialization, promotes our nation’s interest and global survival from an overheated earth that is causing cataclysmic typhoons and super droughts that impact on poverty, health and famine,” he said.

Future generations, looking back, can only applaud the President for signing the Paris climate deal, Alvarez added.


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  1. A “Climate Deal” will not fix what is happening to the earth. It is in fact beginning to wobble out of control as it has before in the distant past. Cataclysmic weather and climate changes are coming and so are volcanic and seismic activity at global extinction levels. The Bible prophecy warns of all these signs of the end times:

    ISAIAH 24:1 Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.
    ISAIAH 24:19 The earth is utterly broken down , the earth is clean dissolved , the earth is moved exceedingly.
    ISAIAH 24:20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard , and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall , and not rise again.

    The Inuit (Eskimos) confirm that the stars and moon are moving out of place. These indigenous peoples have observed natures cycles, the sky and the stars ever since before. They see that it is all wrong, something unusual is happening to the earth’s orientation. Here’s more confirming Bible prophecy:

    REVELATION 6:13…and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. – Revelation 6:13
    MARK 13:25 …the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’
    ISAIAH 34:4 All the stars in the sky will be dissolved and the heavens rolled up like a scroll; all the starry host will fall like withered leaves from the vine, like shriveled figs from the fig tree.
    MATTHEW 24:29 Immediately after the distress of those days “‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’