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A Greenpeace activist dressed in a polar bear suit holds up a sign advocating the Kyoto Protocol near an entrance to the Forbidden City.

Protests and direct actions

Carbon dioxide, the most significant global warming gas, is odourless, invisible, and an easy thing to ignore as our world heats up to dangerous levels. At Greenpeace, it's part of our job to make the invisible impossible to ignore. Often this means going to the source of the problem - hanging a banner on a coal plant's giant smokestack, for example. Other times, it means reminding decision makers they have a higher responsibility than the corporate bottom line.

(See our Take Action page for how you can help.)

Always we are guided by the principles of non-violence, and our activists have the best possible gear and safety training. We also aren't above using a little humour to get our point across. But as you read about our protests and direct actions, keep in mind that they all depended on individuals, usually just regular people, who made a personal choice to help save their world - even if it meant dressing up like a polar bear!

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Remi Parmentier during the WTO meeting in

Image | 28 November, 1999 at 1:00

Remi Parmentier during the WTO meeting in Seattle.

Greenpeace finds GE ingredients in popular

Image | 1 November, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace finds GE ingredients in popular Hong Kong food products.

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba

Image | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba, Canada have to be tranquillised then airlifted north in order to access their natural habitat as the sea ice is returning later and later after the summer months.

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba

Image | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba, Canada have to be tranquillised then airlifted north in order to access their natural habitat as the snow is returning later and later after the summer months.

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba

Image | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba, Canada have to be tranquillised then airlifted north in order to access their natural habitat as the snow is returning later and later after the summer months.

Ships for Scrap II - Steel and Toxic Wastes for Asia

Publication | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

The Bhopal Legacy - Toxic contaminants at the former Union Carbide factory site...

Publication | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

Research into toxic contaminants at the former Union Carbide factory site, Bhopal, India, 15 years after the Bhopal accident.

Greenpeace protest at Pacific Pintail arrival

Image | 1 October, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace protest at Pacific Pintail arrival carrying MOX plutonium.

Pacific Pintail carrying MOX plutonium arrives

Image | 1 October, 1999 at 1:00

Pacific Pintail carrying MOX plutonium arrives at Takahama nuclear plant.

Phthalates in PVC Medical Products From 12 Countries

Publication | 1 October, 1999 at 0:00

A Greenpeace investigation revealed the widespread presence of DEHP1, a toxic phthalatesoftener, in a sample of 46 common PVC medical products from twelve countries.

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