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The Arctic is something that is in grave danger of being lost forever. Already, the past seven years have seen the lowest minimum sea ice coverage ever recorded and this year has joined the list. The repercussions are serious, and further decline of the Arctic sea ice can spiral towards fatal consequences. It is clear that the human footprint has profoundly altered the planet in ways that we never imagined.

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Greenpeace Activists board Gazprom Arctic Oil Platform

Video | 24 August, 2012 at 13:31

At 4am local time in Russia, six Greenpeace activists, including Executive Director Kumi Naidoo, set off in three inflatable speedboats from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and scaled Gazprom's 'Prirazlomnaya' Arctic oil platform in the Arctic...

Open letter to the people of Russia

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 24 August, 2012 23 comments

Dear Russian friends, You may be aware that this morning at approximately 4am, five activists and I scaled the  Prirazlomnaya  oil platform to take peaceful action against Gazprom’s work in the Arctic, to highlight the dangers of...

Thank you from Greenpeace

Video | 24 August, 2012 at 10:55

Greenpeace International Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo, thanks all of those who support the organisation and the Save the Arctic campaign.

Greenpeace climbers at Gazprom Arctic rig: Sini Saarela, Finland

Video | 24 August, 2012 at 10:39

My name is Sini and I come from Finland, and I came here to protest against the oil drilling in Arctic areas. It's something that makes me really sad and angry when I get to know about these companies having these terrible plans for drilling for...

Greenpeace climbers at Gazprom Arctic rig: Terry Christenson, Canada

Video | 24 August, 2012 at 10:28

My name is Terry Chrstenson. I'm doing this action for my grandchildren and grandchildren of the planet. I think it's very arrogant of these engineers to design this rig for the North Atlantic. I think it's a catastrophe waiting to happen.

Greenpeace climbers at Gazprom Arctic rig: Lars Konnertz, Germany

Video | 24 August, 2012 at 10:23

I'm Lars from Germany and I'm here to protest against the oil drilling operations of Gazprom and this increasing industrial use of the Arctic. It's a reckless thing to do. This is one of the very few nearly untouched spaces left on this earth...

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