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Greenpeace activists paint two gigantic cracks on the 32 year old nuclear reactor dome at Borssele, Netherlands. The Dutch government wants to keep the plant, one of the world's oldest, open beyond 2013, despite inherent safety and security risks.

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Climate change is a priority issue for us here at Greenpeace.  Disruptions to ecosystems will likely harm everything from minke whales to coral reefs to polar bears. Whole forests will be lost, and hundreds of thousands of species will become extinct. Climate change will bring devastation to people and communities, especially some of the world's poorest.

Certainly, a big part of our job is bringing home to people everywherethe realities of climate change and the struggle against it.  To name names, protest corporations, shame governments - while helping make climate change solutions a reality.

Our expeditions document the impacts of climate change on people and ecosystems. Our professional negotiators, scientists and policy expertsattend world climate conferences and persuade decision makers to take action.  Our volunteers and cyberactivists keep up the pressure on lawmakers and corporations.  Our activists put their safety and freedom on the line for even the smallest chance to change the world.

Luckily enough, Greenpeace is itself only part of a much larger movement towards positive energy policy.  We are fortunate to work with and beside many other environmental organisations, as well as many companies, governments and individuals who share our dedication, optimism and belief that there is a solution for every problem.

If you would like to be a part of this global movement, and like how wework, please choose to volunteer, sign up as a cyberactivst, and/orsupport us financially. For more ways to help see the Take Action page.

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Climate hot

Image | 22 June, 1997 at 1:00

Climate hot-air balloon at G8 summit in Denver 1997

Greenpeace activists help to install solar

Image | 6 June, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists help to install solar panels on houses in Docklands, London.

Greenpeace activists dressed up as bunnies

Image | 14 May, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists dressed up as bunnies and bad scientists in an action against genetically engineered soya.

Greenpeace activists dressed up as bunnies

Image | 14 May, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists dressed up as bunnies and bad scientists, action against genetically engineered soya.

Greenpeace activists dressed up as bunnies

Image | 14 May, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists dressed up as bunnies and bad scientists, action against genetically engineered soya.

Greenpeace installs solar panels on a school

Image | 3 May, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace installs solar panels on a school.

Greenpeace action against ZENECA's GE tomato

Image | 22 April, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace action against ZENECA's GE tomato experiments, Ministry of Environment.

By 1997 Grinnell's remnants were less than

Image | 1 April, 1997 at 1:00

By 1997 Grinnell's remnants were less than half its total in 1850. © Fagre, Glacier National Park archives.

Plutonium carrier Pacific Teal and Greenpeace

Image | 18 March, 1997 at 1:00

Plutonium carrier Pacific Teal and Greenpeace inflatable.

Genetically engineered Ciba Geigy corn.

Image | 1 February, 1997 at 1:00

Genetically engineered Ciba Geigy corn.

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