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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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Vindmøllepark i Danmark

Image | 22 June, 1998 at 1:00

Vindmøllepark i Danmark. Danmark er et av de ledende landene innenfor utvikling av vindkraft.

Danish wind farm.

Image | 22 June, 1998 at 1:00

Danish wind farm.

Greenpeace action against Indian nuclear

Image | 12 June, 1998 at 0:00

Greenpeace action against Indian nuclear tests, Taj Mahal.

Answers from the Ice Edge

Publication | 1 June, 1998 at 0:00

This report is about changesAlaska Native peoples of thenorthern Bering and Chukchiseas observe in their surroundings.Climate change is a gravethreat to northern ecosystemsand thus to the subsistence wayof life that is the heart of Yup’ikand...

Fueling Global Warming

Publication | 1 June, 1998 at 0:00

Federal Subsidies To Oil In TheUnited States.

Camel owner Baoyin Culu says prayers at the

Image | 15 April, 1998 at 1:00

Camel owner Baoyin Culu says prayers at the place where his last camel died. All of his 80 camels died due to desertification in the region.

Sandstorms originating from the Mongolian

Image | 10 April, 1998 at 1:00

Sandstorms originating from the Mongolian desert can reach as far as Japan. Each year, volunteers from Japan come to plant trees in Western China.CONTRACT HAS EXPIRED AND GREENPEACE CAN NO LONGER USE THESE IMAGES - UNLESS A FEE IS PAID TO THE...

Bleached coral

Image | 1 April, 1998 at 1:00

Bleached coral, Great Barrier Reef. Effects of climate change.

Oil refinery in The Netherlands.

Image | 1 April, 1998 at 1:00

Oil refinery in The Netherlands.

Bleached coral

Image | 1 April, 1998 at 1:00

Bleached coral, Great Barrier Reef. Effects of climate change.

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