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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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A Nidera company biologist explains the characteristics

Image | 1 February, 1997 at 1:00

A Nidera company biologist explains the characteristics of Round Up Ready soya and encourages farmers to use it.

Crack in Larsen B ice shelf, Antarctica.

Image | 1 February, 1997 at 0:00

Crack in Larsen B ice shelf, Antarctica.

Greenpeace activists put pile of normal (not

Image | 28 January, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists put pile of normal (not genetically engineered) soya in front of Unilever building.

UN vehicle in flooded Juba Basin region of

Image | 1 January, 1997 at 1:00

UN vehicle in flooded Juba Basin region of Somalia.

Greenpeace activists mark train with GE maize

Image | 12 December, 1996 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists mark train with GE maize, destination Czech republic.

ARCTIC SUNRISE near La Coruna

Image | 11 October, 1996 at 1:00

ARCTIC SUNRISE near La Coruna, Atlantic Ocean, Spain.

Products that contain soya.

Image | 10 October, 1996 at 1:00

Products that contain soya.

Hotel powered by solar energy.

Image | 1 October, 1996 at 1:00

Hotel powered by solar energy.

Fields of genetically engineered soya beans

Image | 28 September, 1996 at 1:00

Fields of genetically engineered soya beans.

Fast Breeder reactor

Image | 1 January, 1996 at 1:00

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