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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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A bad day for the climate

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 8 March, 2013

It’s a truly bad news day for the global climate. Scientists in the US have found that the Earth is warming faster than at any time since the last Ice Age 11,300 years ago and maybe even further back. They found that most of that...

Reflections on Women's Day

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 8 March, 2013

Today hundreds of millions of women and men will celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). The theme for IWD 2013 is “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women.” The sad reality today is that 600 million...

Australian coal exports: a climate change boomerang

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 26 February, 2013 2 comments

The Australian continent might be about 4,000 km wide from east to west, but even the far west coast cannot escape the winds of Cyclone Rusty and the alarming impacts of climate change caused by coal mining, such as the planned Galilee...

It’s no secret: climate change is a threat to peace and security

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 21 February, 2013 9 comments

Last week, the UN Security Council met for a special session on the  ‘Security Dimensions of Climate Change’. You may have not heard about this. The meeting was held behind closed doors because some permanent members of the Council...

Obama's climate legacy will start when Shell’s Arctic drilling stops

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 21 February, 2013 1 comment

Since Shell's Kulluk rig ran aground off Alaska, the US Department of Interior and the US Coast Guard have both launched independent investigations to find out what went wrong with the company's drilling operations in the far north. ...

What climate scientists have to say about super blizzard Nemo

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 10 February, 2013 3 comments

The USA is no stranger to severe winter storms but the monster – known as Nemo – that hammered the north east coastal states over the weekend may have been supercharged by climate change according to some climate scientists. The...

In Davos, Shell fuel station shut down in Arctic protest

Blog entry by Ben Stewart | 25 January, 2013 2 comments

I'm standing outside a Shell petrol station in Davos, looking at polar bears on the roof with a huge banner that says ARCTIC OIL - TOO RISKY. Twenty-five activists have shut down the station, some of whom are chained to the pumps.

No escape from the glare of the public eye

Blog entry by Ben Stewart | 24 January, 2013 2 comments

Davos, where the 1% come to be among themselves. Black SUVs cruise the icy roads, snipers crouch on rooftops, bodyguards step out of hotel doorways and survey the scene before their charges follow them onto the pavement and billion...

Government hypocrisy risks pushing climate past point of no return

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 22 January, 2013 5 comments

Devastating storms and lives lost, houses destroyed, sweltering heat waves, menacing bushfires, plunging winter temperatures, droughts, floods and even snowstorms in the desert: this is the reality of our weather – it's not a forecast...

Point of No Return

Publication | 22 January, 2013 at 14:00

The world is quickly reaching a Point of No Return for preventing the worst impacts of climate change. With total disregard for this unfolding global disaster, the fossil fuel industry is planning 14 massive coal, oil and gas projects that would...

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