Remember the six Greenpeace volunteers in the UK who made history last year when they were acquitted for defending the climate?

They were accused of causing £30,000 of criminal damage to Kingsnorth coal-fired power station. Their defence of "lawful excuse" was accepted by the jury - because they were acting to safeguard property around the world "in immediate need of protection" from the impacts of climate change, caused in part by burning coal.

Internationally acclaimed director Nick Broomfield was so inspired by this story that he has just completed a 20 minute film celebrating the spirit of direct action. The film tells the story of the activists who scaled the 220m chimney at Kingsnorth and the landmark case with supporting testimony by the world's leading climate scientist Dr James Hansen of NASA.

Watch the full HD version over at Greenpeace UK.

It's a remarkable behind the scenes look at Greenpeace and the brave people who are willing to put their liberty on the line for what they think is right. Definitely worth a watch.

Feeling inspired? You don't have to climb a tower the size of Canary Wharf to take a stand against climate change... here in New Zealand the most effective thing you can do right now is to Sign On to ask John Key to Sign On to a 40 per cent emissions reduction at Copenhagen in December this year.

Sign On. Spread the word. We have a window of opportunity this year to tackle climate change - let's  not let it slip by.