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  1. Instant Steam by Solar Heating of Nanoparticles in Water
    Nanoparticles in water can convert solar energy directly to steam and is more efficient than solar panels. Initial applications include sanitation and water purification in developing countries with no electricity.
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  2. Nano Lechon
    When lechon Is served, the crispy skin is the first to disappear. How can one have pigs with abundant skin?

    The answer may be found in the ratio of the area of the surface of a sphere to its volume, which is proportional to 1/r, where r is the radius. The smaller the r, the greater the ratio.
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  3. Using LED Lights for Savings and Less Air Pollution
    Starting 1 October 2012, traffic and pedestrian signal lights in 159 intersections in Metro Manila are brighter and more energy efficient after the Department of Energy has spent P24.7 million in retrofitting them with light emitting diodes (LED).
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  4. Cool Roofs
    What makes cool roofs a cool way to keep the planet cool? In this new article for Taste of Science, Fr. Victor Badillo, SJ talks about the advantages of cool roofs and how they can help save the planet.
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  5. A Resolution of the Revolution
    What does it mean to be truly green? Gev Mangahas, DevComm major at UP Los Banos and former intern at the Manila Observatory, examines the battle that we fight and that we must all face.
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  6. Probing the “World’s Best”
    The UN has hailed the Philippines' climate change laws as the world's best. But why are they the best? What metrics were used? In this article, MO summer intern Nydia Verdadero, a DevCom major at UP Los Banos, examines the claim by raising questions and inviting us all to think critically on the issue.
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  7. What Colors Can Do
    Find out more about Boysen KNOxOUT and the role of the Manila Observatory through this new article by Gian Teodoro, a a Development Communication student at the University of the Philippines, Los Banos.
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  8. People are aware about climate change - But do they even care?
    Participatory approaches to climate change research involve communities in solving climate change-related problems in ways that are relevant to them. Read more about the participatory approach through this article by Zeth Regalado, a Development Communication student at the University of the Philippines Los Banos.
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The Klima Climate Center and MO Services Portal

The Klima Climate Center, housed by the Manila Observatory, envisions itself as a regional hub for East Asia, providing the fastest growing region in the world with the information and capacity it needs to act decisively on climate change.

This website is the information portal of the Center, and will be updated regularly with news, trivia, and the latest in climate change research.

Date Created: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 18:55:58 +0800
Last Modified: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:45:55 +0800

Projects

Describing Local Stakeholder Perceptions of, Attitudes to, and Knowledge of Climate Change

Klima is currently conducting focus group discussions to describe the views and beliefs of various stakeholder groups in the country. This information can be used to create stakeholder-specific information materials, and even training manuals to help different stakeholder groups understand and properly react to climate change.

Assessment of Information Materials

Klima produced several information materials in the past, including brochures, books, and informational videos. These are currently undergoing assessment for timeliness and effectiveness, and are being tested on different audiences in order to improve Klima's materials.

Publications

Header image. What Can We Do With Our Changing Climate?

A bilingual children's book, this publication aims to teach children about the effects of climate change using both Filipino and English. What Can We Do With Our Changing Climate was created by Klima in cooperation with the Manila Observatory and the Ford Motor Company's Conservation and Environmental Grants.

News and Features

Instant Steam by Solar Heating of Nanoparticles in Water

Nanoparticles in water can convert solar energy directly to steam and is more efficient than solar panels. Initial applications include sanitation and water purification in developing countries with no electricity.

Nano Lechon

When lechon Is served, the crispy skin is the first to disappear. How can one have pigs with abundant skin? The answer may be found in the ratio of the area of the surface of a sphere to its volume, which is proportional to 1/r, where r is the radius. The smaller the r, the greater the ratio.