The Arctic is worth fighting for

Yeb Saño, Philippines Climate Change Commissioner

As I witness with my own eyes the sublime and spectacular beauty of the Arctic, I realize that we live on a deeply interconnected planet. What happens all over the world affects this region in seriously profound and intricate ways. And what happens...

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The Arctic is worth fighting for

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

The Arctic

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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Climbers in survival pod stop Arctic oil rig

Video | 29 May, 2011 at 17:05

Greenpeace activists scale the underside of the 53,000 tonne Leiv Eiriksson oil rig and secure an Arctic survival pod hanging 30 meters above freezing seas with enough food and water to stay put for ten days. Their action will prevent the rig...

Why are we here?

Blog entry by Martti Leinonen | 29 May, 2011 18 comments

Hi, my name is Martti. I'm the 2nd mate onboard the Arctic Sunrise, here in Baffin Bay, protesting  Cairn Energy's Arctic oil drilling. We left Amsterdam three weeks ago with 30 people from 17 countries onboard. Every now and then...

Live Action: Climbers in survival pod stop Arctic oil rig

Blog entry by Nick Young | 29 May, 2011 52 comments

In the freezing seas off Greenland, activists from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza are taking direct action against oil drilling in the Arctic. Luke and Sigurd are now hanging from the underside of Cairn Energy’s giant oil rig in our...

Greenpeace Prevents Arctic Oil Drilling Operation

Press release | 29 May, 2011 at 8:42

Greenland, Sunday 29 May 2011 – Environmental campaigners from Greenpeace have scaled the world’s most controversial oil rig and are hanging from the underside in an Arctic survival pod with enough food and water to stay there for ten days. Their...

VIDEO: Calling on the Leiv Eiriksson

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 28 May, 2011 1 comment

Having recently travelled through the aptly-named “Iceberg Alley” here off Greenland, I’ve seen first-hand the extreme conditions Cairn Energy want to drill for oil in this year. The sight of giant chunks of ice, some of them hidden...

Missing: Cairn Energy's oil spill response plan

Video | 28 May, 2011 at 13:01

Greenpeace is asking Cairn Energy for its oil spill response plan for its operation in the Arctic - which Cairn refuses to make public.

Cairn Energy headquarters blocked by polar bear in Arctic protest

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 26 May, 2011 3 comments

Company executives at Cairn Energy turned up to work this morning to find the entrance of their Edinburgh headquarters blocked by activists and a life-sized polar bear -  demanding the company to stop spearheading the new Arctic oil...

Cowboy oil company Cairn Energy headquarters blocked by Polar Bear in Arctic protest

Press release | 26 May, 2011 at 11:43

Edinburgh, 26 May 2011 – Greenpeace activists this morning blocked the entrance of the Edinburgh headquarters of the Scottish Oil Company Cairn Energy - demanding the company stop spearheading the dangerous new Arctic oil rush. (1) Cairn Energy...

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