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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Go Beyond Oil:behind the scenes

Video | 8 September, 2010 at 15:34

Watch as Sim McKenna - climber and Greenpeace activist - prepares to occupy the Stena Don oil rig as it drills in the deep waters of the Arctic. Hear how his time in the Gulf of Mexico after BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster has helped drive him to...

Activists Deported from Greenland

Press release | 4 September, 2010 at 17:48

Baffin Bay, Greenland, 4 September 2010 -- Four Greenpeace climbers who scaled an oil rig in the freezing seas off Greenland and stopped it drilling for two days, have been deported to their home countries. The activists were arrested at midnight...

Greenpeace Activists End Arctic Oil Rig Occupation

Feature story | 2 September, 2010 at 15:25

Severe weather has forced activists to end their occupation of the Stena Don oil rig in the Arctic last night: after two days of hanging some 15 meters above the frigid Arctic waters and forcing the rigs operators, Cairn Energy, to suspend...

UPDATE: Greenpeace Activists arrested

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 2 September, 2010 5 comments

From Ben onboard the Esperanza in the Arctic ... Well that was dramatic. Yesterday afternoon the seas started churning and our huge banner on the oil rig was twisting and flapping as a gale blew up. I spoke to the four activists...

Video: update direct from the oil rig

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 1 September, 2010 1 comment

Watch Sim talk about his "relatively comfortable" night dangling off the underside of Cairn's Stena Don rig. Our four climbers are still on Cairn's rig, stopping the company from continuing its dangerous drilling in Arctic waters.

Greenpeace activists occupy Arctic oil rig

Feature story | 31 August, 2010 at 12:56

Our activists are suspended 15 meters above the frigid Arctic waters of Baffin Bay. They have taken up position on the drilling rig Stena Don to call for a ban on deep sea oil drilling in the Arctic, and demand that ‘wild cat’ oil company Cairn...

LIVE: Action to go beyond oil in the Arctic

Blog entry by LisaV | 31 August, 2010 30 comments

From Lisa at this morning's ongoing action against Cairn's reckless drilling in the Arctic - click here for the live feed from the Esperanza. Just a moment ago we launched our inflatables at the crack of dawn in the misty...

How an Arctic oil rush will help suffocate the planet

Blog entry by LisaV | 28 August, 2010 4 comments

Leila, climate campaigner on the Esperanza, writes from the Arctic...  Can you believe the Esperanza has been in the Arctic for a week now? When we arrived the sea was a mill pond and the sky clear and spectacularwith ...

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