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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.

The latest updates

 

Climate Change and your refrigerator!

Blog entry by Anna K | 15 December, 2011 6 comments

For twenty years, Europeans and people all over the world have had energy-efficient, climate-friendly refrigerators in their kitchens. Now, twenty years later, US consumers are finally able to buy these refrigerators, which Greenpeace...

South African children roar for climate courage

Blog entry by Caroline Chisholm | 7 December, 2011 5 comments

Almost 1,500 children gathered on the beach in Durban today to form a human aerial of a lion, to send a message to the leaders of COP17: show some courage for the climate. The inspriration of artist John Quigley, the image was...

The Mystery of McKinsey's Black Box

Blog entry by John Bowler | 7 December, 2011 2 comments

Hello from Durban, home of COP17, and for the past 10 days home of the Greenpeace forest team. Sometimes serendipity just waltzes right up to you. And that is what has just happened. Earlier this year a Greenpeace investigation ...

Real Wealth

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 2 December, 2011 2 comments

"Money and market values cannot be used to evaluate real wealth from the environment." — Howard T. Odum Howard T. Odum's Energy Economics In the 1970s, Howard T. Odum explained human economics using ecology and energy...

Telling the oil companies the truth

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 1 December, 2011 18 comments

Today, the Greenland Bureau of Mineral and Petroleum invited the world’s biggest oil companies to a meeting that can have extreme importance for the future of the Arctic. Greenland wants to open up an untouched area of the North-East...

Month in Pictures - November 2011

Slideshow | 29 November, 2011

Personal Energy Outlook

Blog entry by Ethan Gilbert | 11 November, 2011 3 comments

This week the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its annual World Energy Outlook , saying that we are on the path for irreversible climate change. To me, it's personal. When he was captured, American bank robber Willie...

Top Spot for HP in New Guide to Greener Electronics

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 9 November, 2011

We just released a new version of the Guide to Greener Electronics , which this time ranks 15 gadget and electronics companies on energy, greener products and sustainable operations. HP takes the lead at 5.9 out of a possible 10...

European Court of Justice ruling on stem cell patents

Blog entry by Caroline | 18 October, 2011 35 comments

The court ruled that cells derived from human embryos cannot be patented, as patents on such cells would encourage the commercialization of human embryos. Greenpeace is against the patenting of human life. Greenpeace is not...

2011 Green Game Changers

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 30 September, 2011 1 comment

The Huffington Post has been kind enough to include me in their list of game changers for 2011. It really is an honour to see myself in the company of such amazing and inspiring people – all of whom are doing fantastic work. ...

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