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  • World’s top climate scientists give us hope for a better future IF we act now

    Blogpost by Stephanie Tunmore - September 30, 2013 at 9:16

    Thirty crew members of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise are in prison in Russia, because they took peaceful action against oil drilling in the Arctic, intending to change the grim future we are constructing for ourselves and the planet with our addiction to fossil fuels. Today, the world’s leading authority on the science of climate change released a report that shows the concerns of the Greenpeace activists are completely justified.

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has assessed all of the recent climate science and found worrying signs of accelerating impacts, especially in Polar regions: Read more >

    • In the past decade (2002-2011) the Greenland Ice Sheet melted at a rate six times faster, on average, than the decade before.
    • Antarctic melting was five times faster.
    • Since 199...
  • Free the Arctic 30, and lock up fossil fuels

    Blogpost by Truls Gulowsen, Head of Greenpeace Norway - September 30, 2013 at 8:45

    On Friday, peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise woke up in a freezing jail cell in Russia for trying to protect the Arctic and fight global warming. At the same time the UN panel on Climate Change released its latest report on the status of the world's climate.

    Both events can be summed up in one word. Grim.

    The UN report contains hundreds of pages of evidence to justify the actions of the brave Arctic 30. They were acting in defense of a fragile Arctic and a warming world.

    This study has gone further than its previous incarnations, and illustrates the crisis we’re facing with even more confidence than before: climate change is a huge problem, the fossil fuel industry is responsible, and the window of opportunity to avoid really dangerous consequences is closing r... Read more >

  • Arctic 30 to be held in Russian jail pending piracy investigation

    Blogpost by Jessica Wilson - September 27, 2013 at 10:19

    Today in a court in Murmansk, Russia, the Arctic 30 were seen by six judges. No charges were laid, but all 30 are still being detained; 22 are being held for two months as Russian authorities pursue an investigation around piracy charges while eight are being held for three days awaiting a new hearing. Their names and status are below, alphabetically by nationality.

    Visit www.greenpeace.org/freeouractivists to help us free the Arctic 30.