Although it’s Cherry Blossom festival time in Washington D.C., Greenpeace’s United States headquarters, we’re still bundled in our winter gear. Turns out that the same warmer temperatures causing Arctic ice loss at record-breaking speeds are responsible for the extreme winter weather and cold temperatures experienced in much of Europe and North America. The ice loss in the Arctic broke a previous 2007 record shrinking 18 percent, according to data published by National Snow & Ice Data Center last fall. Continue reading →
For those of you who missed any of the drama from Shell’s season in the Arctic, the finale revealed-SPOILER ALERT-that 2013 Arctic drilling is a no go. While Greenpeace welcomes this news with a “hip hip hooray”, it’s not a huge shocker when looking back at a year of Shell’s mishaps. Greenpeace will continue to campaign for the Arctic Council and President Obama to establish the Arctic as a refuge, safe from drilling from any company.
Catch up below on all the drama from #Shellfail.
Greenpeace activists join actress Lucy Lawless as they climb Shell’s drilling rig the Noble Discoverer, or as Lawless calls it “an aging rust bucket, calling attention to Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic campaign. Continue reading →
This Sunday, a new environmental movement will arrive in Washington D.C. Thousands of people will join 350.org, the Sierra Club, and the Hip Hop Caucus’ “Forward on Climate” rally to call out with one voice and demand Obama keep his promise to future generations.
We heard from President Obama last night during the State of the Union address that he’s ready to act on climate change. Greenpeace won’t let him forget it.
Join us this Sunday in our nation’s capital as we stand with Sierra Club, 350, the Hip Hop Caucus and thousands of American citizens from all over the country demanding our nation’s leaders move beyond dirty energy and guide us into an energy revolution.
The USA is no stranger to severe winter storms but the monster – known as Nemo – currently hammering the north east coastal states may have been supercharged by climate change according to some climate scientists. Continue reading →
Crewmembers of the mobile drilling unit Kulluk evacuated after the rig floated around loose off Alaskan coast
As many of you have read, Shell set out to prove to the world in 2012 with big oil conceit that indeed they were Arctic Ready and could drill successfully for oil in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas off the North Coast of Alaska. Well, after literally limping back out of our Northern Pole waters, Shells’ plans crumbled under the rigors of the Arctic. Continue reading →
A building floats near the New Jersey shore in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Three months ago, a superstorm charged by climate change ravaged the coast from Carribean to Canada killing nearly 200 people and causing billions in damages. Yesterday, President Obama signed a $50 billion federal bill providing desperately needed aid to the impacted regions. Continue reading →