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Global Heating Revisited

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 5 January, 2013 12 comments

We have zero years to solve our addiction to hydrocarbon energy. How many times have we heard: We have a decade, or we have three years, or we have until 2020? In the 1980s, ecologists used to say, “We have to solve this by 2000”,...

Flag for the Future

Blog entry by Vivienne Westwood | 10 December, 2012

The Arctic has always been a place that inspires the imagination. A great frozen ocean at the top of the world where the northern lights illuminate the sky and huge white bears swim in the icy waters is a place like no other on Earth.

Historic Human Overshoot

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 25 January, 2012 11 comments

In nature, any successful species can overshoot a habitat, consuming resources faster than Earth’s ecosystems can replenish them. On Earth today, indicators such as species extinctions, soil loss, and global warming – tell us that...

Deep Green: Entropy and Ecology

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 21 December, 2010 11 comments

“If you don’t have some appreciation of the economy as being embedded in the natural systems of the planet, you’re not going to get very far understanding why we’ve got the problems we have with the environment, and how we’re going to...

Salesforce the latest company to commit to clean energy

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 5 March, 2013 3 comments

The effort to build a world powered by clean energy needs champions in every arena of our economy: activists on the streets, politicians in government, engineers in labs, and corporate leaders in boardrooms. Today, we’re happy to...

Executive Director of Greenpeace to CEO of Facebook: Unfriend Coal!

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 1 September, 2010 30 comments

We've been talking a lot about Facebook lately. We were alarmed in January by the company's announcement that it would build a coal-powered data center in Prineville, Oregon. So we started a little group to ask the company not to use...

Durban climate talks: US must stand aside

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 3 December, 2011 2 comments

It’s midway through the UN climate talks in Durban, SA and the draft text for the agreement that will come out of this year conference has just been released. I saw the text this morning, and it is 131 pages! This draft of the final...

If you believe in human rights, you believe in renewable energy for all

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 10 December, 2015 8 comments

Climate change and human rights. We care about them both, but we often think of them separately. Violations of human rights we usually associate with brutal regimes, unjustified imprisonment and violence carried out between people. ...

Why President Obama's Clean Power Plan is an exaggeration

Blog entry by Kyle Ash | 4 August, 2015 1 comment

Today, President Obama's EPA announced the final version of the Clean Power Plan , a policy designed to limit the level of global warming pollution coming from US power plants. This comes eight years after the Supreme Court ruled...

The potential of wind power

Blog entry by Joanna Mills | 3 September, 2015 2 comments

Imagine an advanced, industrialised country with a sophisticated economy and high energy needs being powered just by renewable energy. To be precise, wind power. This isn't some futuristic vision. It's already happened. For a short...

Evaluating the Paris Deal

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 5 February, 2016 5 comments

Hope and failure coexist in the Paris climate agreement. One may want to curse or cheer the deal, but it is history now, and we have to get on with it. The agreement provides an opportunity to assess our ecological progress and prepare...

Colombia bans coal mining in the páramos!

Blog entry by Silvia Gomez | 12 February, 2016 4 comments

The páramos of Colombia – a region of the Andes too high for trees to grow and too low to be covered in snow – holds an ecosystem unlike any other on earth. One that millions of people rely on. Home to thousands of unique species,...

Exposed: Academics-for-hire agree not to disclose fossil fuel funding

Blog entry by Lawrence Carter and Maeve McClenaghan | 9 December, 2015 2 comments

A Greenpeace undercover investigation has exposed how fossil fuel companies can secretly pay academics at leading American universities to write research that sows doubt about climate science and promotes the companies' commercial...

Shell spills again: Pipeline leaks 20,000 gallons of oil in northern California

Blog entry by Ryan Schleeter | 26 May, 2016 1 comment

For the second time in two weeks, Shell has spilled thousands of gallons of oil, this time in California’s Central Valley. Less than two weeks after dumping nearly 90,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico , Shell Oil is...

What happens in the Arctic affects us all

Blog entry by Kirsten Thompson | 7 June, 2016 3 comments

The Arctic is a remote wilderness that is home to some of the most iconic, and threatened, wildlife on Earth, including polar bears, narwhal and Arctic foxes. Few of us have been lucky enough to explore the expanses of sea ice,...

Why Pacific Islanders will lead the fight against climate change

Blog entry by Joeteshna Zenos | 4 August, 2016 1 comment

Most of us know the story of coal miners and their caged canaries. When my seven-year-old daughter heard it, she was sad that the canaries had to give up their lives to warn the miners to get out. She asked me if miners still use...

Thanks Rio! The (climate) winners and losers of the Olympic Games

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 22 August, 2016

We’ve watched them soar, sprint and swim. For two weeks the world has been gripped by the Games – we’ve celebrated the Gold wins, been perplexed by ultra-human feats and admired the tests of strength and endurance. And next month we’ll...

We will win – despite Trump

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 16 November, 2016 5 comments

I am hopeful and determined today. The first ever truly global agreement to fight climate change, the Paris Agreement, is having its first ever formal meeting. I have been working towards this moment for decades. This is no normal...

Melting sea ice breaks new records — an Arctic sanctuary is more urgent than ever

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | 23 March, 2017 9 comments

With sea ice at record low levels this winter, the Arctic needs us now perhaps more than ever. Last week, a vote in the European Parliament showed that Arctic protection has become an established conversation in the corridors of...

The Arctic Sunrise has been seized. Here’s why:

Blog entry by Diego Gonzaga | 18 August, 2017 4 comments

The message is clear: Norway, it’s time to choose people over oil. 35 activists from 25 countries around the world are in the Barents Sea to demand an end to Arctic drilling.   Today, activists from the Arctic Sunrise on...

Visit EfficienCity: a clean, green climate-friendly town

Blog entry by Jamie | 8 February, 2008 4 comments

If a picture speaks a thousand words, a multimedia-packed, animation-filled interactive town must speak a million. Which is why on the Greenpeace UK website we've launched EfficienCity (like Sim City, but greener) to explain exactly...

Samsung: on the wrong side of history

Blog entry by Insung Lee | 8 December, 2017

After years of global mobilisation, movement building and courageous people-powered actions, the tide is turning away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy. The critica l question is, will global powers and industry leaders...

Is Japan re-thinking its love of coal?

Blog entry by Marina Lou | 22 December, 2017

Could cracks be appearing for the first time in Japan’s commitment to coal fired power? Greenpeace activists outside the Isogo coal power plant and the Minami-Yokohama gas power plant during the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on...

Response to Shell's claims

Background | 15 March, 2012 at 14:02

Shell’s communication team has begun responding to the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who have taken action with Greenpeace to stop the company from drilling in the Arctic. Unsurprisingly, Shell makes some incredible statements...

Greenpeace shuts down Esso

Press release | 25 October, 2002 at 2:00

Thailand could lead the world in renewable energy: 35% by 2020

Press release | 22 August, 2002 at 2:00

Protests against British Plutonium ship as it arrives under Japanese armed escort in...

Press release | 4 July, 2002 at 2:00

British nuclear transport ship arrives in Takahama to collect reject plutonium fuel for return to the UK.

Australia plays international brat at climate talks

Press release | 7 November, 2001 at 1:00

Umbrella group blocking agreement in Marrakech

Press release | 9 November, 2001 at 1:00

Kyoto is the key - now use it!

Press release | 11 November, 2001 at 1:00

ExxonMobil (Esso) gets what it paid for with new US climate policy

Press release | 14 February, 2002 at 1:00

An historic moment for the climate

Press release | 4 March, 2002 at 1:00

IT climate solutions

Background | 28 April, 2010 at 18:35

The IT sector has had a major impact on the way society communicates and produces goods and services. In the same way that the Internet revolutionized how people exchange information, the IT sector can help transform the energy sector to...

Campaign overview

Background | 10 May, 2010 at 13:07

The social, ecological and economic impact of climate change is inarguable, and while governments around the world should be working tirelessly to set the framework for global clean energy use, they remain mired in dialogue, rather than taking...

Esso loses bid to silence critics on internet

Press release | 26 February, 2003 at 1:00

Trying to stop free speech on the internet is a failing strategy for Esso.

Peaceful Greenpeace climate protesters released after 20 days of imprisonment without...

Press release | 6 January, 2010 at 1:00

Danish police today released from custody four Greenpeace climate protesters who have endured 20 days of pre-trial detention in Copenhagen prison following a harmless peaceful protest staged on the evening of 17 December. Their release comes a...

MEF outcome

Press release | 28 April, 2009 at 2:00

The first meeting of the Major Economies Forum (MEF) wrapped up today in Washington, DC, with Greenpeace labeling it as a waste of time.

Greenpeace demands urgent action to prevent further surges in Amazon deforestation

Press release | 6 March, 2008 at 1:00

At a press briefing, Greenpeace today provided an analysis of why the Lula Government's 2004 forest protection 'Action Plan' failed to stop the record-breaking level of deforestation in the Amazon reported for the last half of 2007(1). If further...

Giant Eyes float over 'Climate Conference' as Greenpeace tell Governments they are...

Press release | 27 August, 2007 at 2:00

At the start of key UN climate talks on the next phase of the Kyoto Protocol (1) Greenpeace warned governments the world is watching, and expects serious progress on climate protection. Delegates were greeted by Greenpeace volunteers bearing...

Asian Development Bank bankrolling climate change

Press release | 8 November, 2005 at 1:00

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is responsible for financing climate change in Asia and its policies are contributing to the displacement of communities and the destruction of ecosystems in the region, Greenpeace said today, as activists dressed...

Greenpeace closes world's largest coal port

Press release | 27 July, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace's flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, closed down the world's largest coal export port in Newcastle today and called on Australia to quit coal and tackle climate change by moving to a clean energy economy.

The True Cost of Coal

Press release | 28 April, 2005 at 2:00

Shareholders in the billion dollar China Light and Power (CLP) company were today confronted with the real cost of burning fossil fuels. Greenpeace activists and people from communities suffering the devastating impacts from coal fired power...

Pictures of climate change from the disappearing glaciers of Patagonia

Press release | 10 February, 2004 at 1:00

New visual evidence of the impacts of climate change was released Greenpeace in Patagonia today. Dramatic new photos of Patagonian glaciers taken by the research team on board the Greenpeace vessel /Arctic Sunrise/ show the extent to which...

Facebook

Background | 28 April, 2010 at 22:00

Have you heard about Facebook's coal problem? More than 600,000 people have joined our campaign calling Mark Zuckerberg and his company to go green. Please sign up here to join the campaign, and receive Greenpeace email updates.

Energy [R]evolution release

Press release | 7 June, 2010 at 14:06

Berlin, 7 June 2010 – The renewable power industry could support 8.5 million jobs by 2030 (1), if governments seize the opportunity to invest in a greener future, according to one of the most comprehensive plans for future sustainable energy...

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