Arctic Sunrise Expedition to Svalbard

Greenpeace-commissioned artist John Quigley with the help of the Arctic Sunrise crew created a giant version of Leonardo da Vinci's famous sketch 'Vitruvian Man' depicted melting from the sea ice into the Arctic Ocean. The work has been constructed just 800 kilometres from the North Pole, as a call for urgent action on climate change.

Leading independent ice scientists from the University of Cambridge joined the Greenpeace ice breaker Arctic Sunrise on an expedition to test Arctic sea ice thickness, in a year that marked the second-lowest sea ice minimum on record. Temperature rise in the Arctic is among the fastest on Earth due to emissions of carbon dioxide from oil, coal and gas. As climate change causes the Arctic's sea ice cover to recede, the ice's cooling effect caused by its reflecting solar radiation back into space is reduced, causing temperatures to rise even faster.

Categories
No comments are found Add comment

Post a comment 

To post a comment you need to be signed in.

The latest updates

Show thumb view  

The best investment you'll ever make

Image | 2014-05-26 at 6:00

A Greenpeace activist holds a banner, in front of Adidas' flagship store in a shopping district of Beijing, urging the sports apparel giant to consider detoxifying their products. While Adidas forecasts profits of over 900 million Euros during...

Taking Detox to Beijing's trendiest suburb

Image | 2014-05-20 at 9:14

A Greenpeace activist holds a banner, in front of Adidas' flagship store in downtown Beijing, urging the sports apparel giant to consider detoxifying their products. While Adidas forecasts profits of over 900 million Euros during this year’s...

No arctic oil!

Image | 2014-05-05 at 11:07

Greenpeace activists on paragliders protest against the first shipment of Arctic oil in the harbour of Rotterdam. The Russian oil tanker Mikhail Ulyanov is transporting oil from the Gazprom drilling platform Prirazlomnaya to Rotterdam harbour.

RoboBees

Video | 2014-05-01 at 13:52

If we carry on with chemically intensive agriculture model, it is quite possible that we may affect our pollinating insects to such a degree that we reach a global "pollination crisis". This is the imaginary future we do not want. This future...

1 - 5 of 1169 results.