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Defending the last ocean

Publication | 5 August, 2010 at 10:09

This is the story of how our fishermen, having taken so many fish from the seas closer to home, are now venturing to the ends of the Earth in order to maintain our insatiable appetite for seafood. This is also the story of how a group of...

Polar Oceans in Peril
...and a planet at risk

Publication | 6 July, 2009 at 15:08

The Arctic and the Antarctic are under assault - from the impacts of rapidly accelerating climate change; from increased industrialisation; and from the unchecked consumption of our planet's resources.

Wilkins ice shelf disconnects from Antarctic

Press release | 5 April, 2009 at 0:00

The reported (1) shattering of the ice bridge connecting the Wilkins ice shelf to Antarctica was a complete contrast to progress on global action, Greenpeace said today from Bonn, where negotiations on a new climate deal start their second week...

Arctic and Antarctic

Background | 8 June, 2009 at 9:27

Antarctica's glaciers are collapsing - Are we ready to pay attention?

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 16 May, 2014 4 comments

The "irreversible collapse" of glaciers in Antarctica is dominating headlines around the world this week. News outlets are breathlessly reporting that the dramatic rise in sea levels that's now on the cards. So what does it mean?

Arctic at the Crossroads

Blog entry by Kelly Rigg | 8 April, 2013 5 comments

As a small team of youth ambassadors for Greenpeace's Arctic campaign begin their trek to the North Pole, I'm reminded of the campaign to save the Antarctic (below), which I led on behalf of Greenpeace in the 1980s. While politics...

The State of the Cryosphere: What the Ice is Telling us

Publication | 28 November, 2003 at 0:00

The cryosphere comprises all the frozen water and soil on the surface of the Earth. The book from Cambridge University Press, "Mass Balance of the Cryosphere", to be published in January 2004, focuses on two key components of this sensitive...

“For God’s sake look after our people”

Blog entry by Joss Garman, Greenpeace UK | 17 January, 2012

Staring out at the bright, open, broken plains of Arctic sea ice back in September , more than once I was struck by the thought of the early explorers who first trekked across similar icescapes at both of the frozen ends of the planet...

Antarctic Treaty: Lesson in imagination

Video | 1 December, 2009 at 12:01

Kelly Rigg talks about persistence, imagination, and the lessons we can learn from a campaign to save a continent.

A Frozen Planet under threat

Blog entry by Joss Garman, Greenpeace UK | 26 October, 2011 1 comment

Like millions of people I have the next few Wednesday evenings mapped out already – I’ll watching David Attenborough’s groundbreaking new series Frozen Planet . In the tradition of Planet Earth and Human Planet, this new BBC...

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