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  • Cool climate annimations

    Blogpost by Andrew - 25 June, 2007 at 19:31 1 comment

    The winner was also really good (watch it here), but I like this one about elephants. (Can't go wrong with elephants I always say.) More climate animations here. Lots of good ones, though sadly lacking in the animated elephant department. Read more >

  • Greenpeace, history, and T-shirts

    Blogpost by brianfit - 24 June, 2007 at 14:10 8 comments

    David McTaggart and Steve Sawyer, circa 1986

    We had a big party Friday night to mark Steve Sawyer’s departure from Greenpeace after nearly 30 years of service to The Firm. We put an invitation out to the diaspora of Greenpeace staff that Steve has k... Read more >

  • San Francisco goes for smart energy

    Blogpost by Andrew - 21 June, 2007 at 18:30 5 comments

    From the Sacramento Bee:

    The city plans eventually to have at least 51 percent of its electricity supplied by renewable sources of energy -- compared to about 13 percent for PG&E today. Those new sources could include a wind farm in Solano County, geothermal power from the desert, solar panels in the city's sunny southeast section and even wave power supplied by the Pacific Ocean.

    A much more aggressive energy efficiency program would also play a role.

    City officials and analysts believe that San Francisco can dramatically boost its use of renewable energy and still get its power for less than residents are paying now. One big reason: municipal bonds. The city can borrow money with low, tax-free interest rates not available to the private utilities.

    That cheap money might be able to jumpstart renewable energy projects that otherwise would never get off the ground. Most such projects have high upfront costs and then fairly minimal costs to operate.

    This is a plan Greenpeace, the Sierra Club and other groups have been pushing for a while. It's called "Community Choice Aggregation". Read more >

  • Air travel and climate change

    Blogpost by Andrew - 21 June, 2007 at 14:18 4 comments

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    This one kind of slipped by me, but Greenpeace UK did a cool thing a couple days ago. The set up booths at airports and gave away free train tickets. Read more >

    Over the past hour or so, impromptu ticket exchange booths have been appearing in airports across the...
  • Climate change refugees

    Blogpost by Andrew - 20 June, 2007 at 20:01

    Today is World Refugee day. A day to focus worldwide attention on the the estimated 40 million people world wide uprooted by violence and persecution. But there is also a new kind of refugee. The climate refugee. In the words of Antonio Guterres, UN... Read more >

  • Cod battered by Global Warming

    Blogpost by brianfit - 19 June, 2007 at 18:48 1 comment

    Alison writes:

    I thought you might be interested in reading and possibly linking to the following article on the effect of climate change on fisheries, published today in the Asbury Park Press.

    Of note is the historic decision of the North Pacific Fishe... Read more >

  • Oil industry's new solution

    Blogpost by Andrew - 15 June, 2007 at 21:32 1 comment

    The prankster Yes Men have hoaxed again. This time they spoke at a big oil industry exposition posing as representatives from the Natural Petroleum Council and ExxonMobil. Their proposed solution to reducing dependence on overseas oil and dealing wi... Read more >

  • MEPs show themselves to be a bit dim

    Blogpost by Jamie - 15 June, 2007 at 20:03

    The numbers are in and sadly they weren't quite what we were hoping for. Despite the huge amount of emails you sent to MEPs, asking them to support a ban on inefficient light bulbs across the EU (and thank you for that!), not enough signed up to adopt... Read more >

  • ExxonMobile still hurt and "missunderstood" on climate change

    Blogpost by Andrew - 15 June, 2007 at 13:03

    The world's largest non-state oil company lashed out today saying it really is worried about climate change and just wants to help in its own way. From the Guardian article: Read more >

    ExxonMobil criticised Greenpeace, the Kyoto treaty and the European carbon tr...
  • "We only get to play this game once"

    Blogpost by Irene - 14 June, 2007 at 13:14 4 comments

    Are there really people out there who still need convincing that we have to act on climate change?

    Join the 7 step climate campaign. It’s a start.


    (An extra + to this man for not making it a bloody boring power point presentation. Am I tired of tho... Read more >

  • Thousands protest against nuclear power in Indonesia

    Blogpost by Lisa - 13 June, 2007 at 22:59 4 comments

    This month thousands of people in Indonesia have been showing their opposition to nuclear power with a massive protest yesterday in the Kudus regency against government plans to build Indonesia's first new nuclear power plant in the nearby Jepara rege... Read more >

  • Thank you, Rachel Carson

    Blogpost by brianfit - 8 June, 2007 at 21:30 2 comments
    ©Greenpeace/Newman
    ©Greenpeace/Newman
    I grew up without eagles.

    I was a child of the 60s, and the place where I spent most of my youth was upstate New York in the United States.Largely agricultural, the area was heavily sprayed with pesticides. The marshes at the north e... Read more >

  • "Recent CO2 rises exceed worst-case scenarios"

    Blogpost by Andrew - 8 June, 2007 at 19:33

    That chilling (irony intended) headline is from a New Scientist article someone just sent me (thanks Tom). From the story: Read more >

    The world's recent carbon dioxide emissions are growing more rapidly than even the worst-case climate scenario used by the Inter...
  • G8 wrap: Waffle, reheated anyone?

    Blogpost by Andrew - 8 June, 2007 at 17:48 1 comment

    Update from Daniel at the summit -

    As G8 leaders are just sitting down for their last lunch, a special G8 menu has mysteriously appeared at the G8 media centre. They have served us nice cake and coffee here over the last few days. But the G8 leaders cl... Read more >

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