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  • The extraordinary will become the norm

    Blogpost by Simon Boxer - January 24, 2011 at 11:56

    The term ‘one in a (usually 100, but increasingly 200) year flood/drought/storm’ is often used in the media to contextualise the latest weather event. Australia’s recent flooding is the latest example.

    No right turn - Brisbane Floods

    But the reality now is that the expression is ... Read more >

  • The power of bearing witness

    Blogpost by Chris Hay - January 24, 2011 at 9:12 2 comments

    A dictionary definition of 'bearing witness' reads: to show by your existence that something is true. This seems to me to be only part of the story.

    Bearing witness is one of the founding principles of Greenpeace, up there with Direct Action. Un... Read more >

  • Who's going to defend the Arctic?

    Blogpost by jamie - January 20, 2011 at 15:20 2 comments

    BP is taking its drills to the Arctic. Who's going to stop them?

    The masters at Marvel comics would struggle to find bad guys worse than these.

    Take two of the world’s biggest environmental villains – Russian Rosneft (special powers: oil leaks. 7,526 in 2009 alone) and British BP (special powers: oil spills. Gul... Read more >

  • A message in the floods

    Blogpost by Bunny McDiarmid - January 20, 2011 at 14:56

    Bunny McDiarmidA new year has begun and, as always, brings with it a sense of new potential and hope. And even though I’ve only been back at work a week it already feels like this will be a crucial year, a year where all that we do needs to count.

    If you’ve been... Read more >

  • Spiderman on the Rainbow Warrior

    Blogpost by Arthur Dionio - January 20, 2011 at 12:12

    Muhamad Adhonian Canarisla (we call him 'Adhon'), from Indonesia, is an inspiring person to many Southeast Asian activists, especially in his country. In 2008, Adhon stopped a huge palm oil ship from leaving Indonesia by hanging on its anchor chai... Read more >

  • Extreme weather and climate change: How long must we sing this song?

    Blogpost by Dr. Paul Johnston - January 19, 2011 at 8:32 1 comment

    Extreme weather events will be more frequent in a warming world.

    Anyone reading the news about recent extreme weather events will understandably be confused by the varied statements regarding the attribution of these events to climate chang... Read more >

  • Captain's Blog: The doors will open

    Blogpost by Mike Finken - January 18, 2011 at 15:03

    When actions are principally correct all the doors and weather windows open. Our stop in Green Island, has been a confirmation of that. The monsoon is wicked off Taiwan and has not stopped blowing this year and Green Island, situated off the east... Read more >

  • Deep Green: What the Greens got right

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - January 18, 2011 at 10:31

    Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own.

    January 2011

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    “Ecology is a subversive subject.”

    Paul Sears, BioScience,...

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