Adapting to a Climate Challenged World

Narito ang isang awiting pinagtulung-tulungang buuin ng mga Pilipinong musikero bilang suporta sa kampanya ng Design Against the Elements, isang timpalak na humihikayat sa mahuhusay na mga arkitekto sa buong mundo na bumuo ng mga disenyo ng mga bahay tatagal sa gitna ng mga sakunang dala ng nagbabagong klima.

Eto naman ang mensahe ni G. Illac Diaz, na nagpasimula ng proyekto:

Climate change is real. Addressing climate change requires a mix of mitigation and adaptation. This requires more mitigation for industrialized countries and more adaptation for developing countries. This can be translated into one simple scenario : While the industrialized world continues to send up tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere, whether or not we blur the amounts through carbon credits, hopes are fading for those who will be receiving the sharp end of the Damocles sword; the developing world. The urgency is to realize that this is not going to stop at 350 ppm, or even double at 600 ppm, the Philippines has to realize that despite all the petitions and feel good campaigns of dreams for a climate stabilized world, real solutions need to be done. We have to get to the part where we learn to start dealing with this. The country is located right beside the warmest parts of the ocean that is in the perfect storm of vulnerable coastlines, intense winds, and an observation of growing dumping of
large amounts of rain. We need to live in a world where climate will hit the poorest of the poor first, regardless of where they live, it will test our resiliency as a city, as a village, as a community, and specially as a people. This song is dedicated to the awareness that dealing with one ONDOY is not the victory, but a climate of change will be the battle of this generation.

Illac Diaz
Executive Director
Design Against The Elements

2 Replies to “Adapting to a Climate Challenged World”

  1. Hindi sa minamasa ko ang inisyatibong ito o ang intensyon, pero bakit “Design Against The Elements” and piniling titulo?

    Kung sinasabi niyang kailangang mag-adapt o umayon sa nagbabagong klima, bakit “Design Against The Elements” ang ibig sabihin ay labanan ang kalikasan sa pamamagitan ng pagdidisenyo?

    Kalat na sa ibang bahagi ng mundo ang kaisipang isaalang-alang ang kalikasan at klima sa mga bagong disenyo ng mga gusali ngayon. Sa Ingles kumbaga ay “design WITH nature in mind.”

    Kung ganito kasi ang nais Illac Diaz, hindi ko maiwasang mapansin ang paggamit ng salitang “against” sa titulo na parang taliwas sa prinsipyong kanyang isinusulong.
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