The Kingsnorth coal power plant has become something of a climate icon in the UK - representing all that is wrong with the development of new coal powerplants while our planet burns.

In this story, Captain Mike Fincken tells us about taking the Rainbow Warrior into Kingsnorth for the climate action that took place in October 2008.

I was startled in this video to hear that a single coal power plant in the western world could emit as much as 30 countries. It's beyond understanding, really.

After years of protesting, by Greenpeace and many other environmental groups, the planned coal power-plant at Kingsnorth was scrapped.

And this is just one out of many tales from the Rainbow Warrior. 

Our new Rainbow Warrior -- a purpose-built campaigning ship -- is due to be completed in October 2011, when she can take over for the current Rainbow Warrior. After 52 years at sea (21 of those as a Greenpeace ship), the current Rainbow Warrior owes us nothing.

Help us build a new Rainbow Warrior

When it comes to protecting the environment, the Rainbow Warrior has taken up the good fight in many parts of the globe. But now she's in trouble. She’s 52, worn out and constantly being repaired. We desperately need a new Rainbow Warrior to continue protecting Mother Earth.

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