Magazine / June 2012

[Expose] Energy Solutions for the Future

Gloria Chang who lives in Hong Kong joined the crew of the Arctic Sunrise as it travelled to the Arctic to facilitate the filed work of scientists.

Gloria Chang who lives in Hong Kong joined the crew of the Arctic Sunrise as it travelled to the Arctic to facilitate the filed work of scientists.

© Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace

Trapped on a tiny ice floe, the polar bear is afraid and helpless.

Save the Arctic
Gloria Chang:"The accelerated melting of the Arctic sea ice is really a wake-up call for humanity. Hong Kong’s per capita carbon footprint is ranked second in the world and that makes it even more imperative that Hong Kong take on its global responsibility. Are you willing to protect the Arctic, to reverse this decade of dependence on oil and nuclear power and choose an energy-saving and renewable energy future, to give our planet’s life force a chance to last forever?"

It looks accusingly at the world for allowing climate change to destroy its home. But it’s not just the polar bear that is in trouble, climate change will impact everyone across the world. We believe that exposing environmental problems is the first step to solving them, so Greenpeace regularly makes trips to the Arctic where it’s possible to accurately gauge the extent and speed of climate change. Nuclear power has been touted as a solution but it is a false hope and it will cause us, like the polar bear, to be stranded on our own ice floe in the end. That is why we have added momentum to our campaigns to push for change and clean energy solutions for the future and expose the threat of nuclear power.

 

The Arctic Frontline

September is the best time to track the progress of melting Arctic sea ice. Our Hong Kong campaigns manager Gloria Chang sailed on board the “Arctic Sunrise” last year and assisted British scientists make measurements of the extent of the ice melt and track climate change. Gloria has kindly given us extracts of her journal when she was on board the “Arctic Sunrise” to give us a taste of what it was like at the extreme edge of the world.

Arctic Dairy

Sea ice melting accelerates

The U.S.-based National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSDIC) announced that the Arctic summer sea ice extent has plummeted to the second lowest level in recorded history.

2012 Back to the Polar Bear

At the one year anniversary of Fukushima this March we added even more momentum to our anti-nuclear global campaign. Also, internationally, we are now calling on big tech firms, such as Apple and Microsoft, to choose clean energy and we will conduct more scientific studies of climate change in the Arctic and endeavor, in the end, to save the that polar bear stranded on his ice floe.