The February 2012 Photo of the Month by Michael Nagle captures the new Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior, backlit by the setting sun as it sails by the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior sails past the Statue of Liberty
The silhouette and shadows of the ship etched against the sea, Lady Liberty tall in the glow of a winter sunset, is breathtaking. In the background, plumes of archaic, industrial smoke of New Jersey on the far horizon provide compelling contrast to the ship’s contemporary power and speed. Continue reading →
It’s never a dull day when a Greenpeace ship is in town, and that’s certainly been true for the last month.
Our flagship, the new Rainbow Warrior, sailed into port in New York City for her maiden voyage to the United States in the end of January. From there she sailed south, stopping in Baltimore to meet Greenpeace staff and activists and promote offshore wind energy before finally making her way into the belly of the beast of our Quit Coal campaign: North Carolina, where Duke Energy is headquartered.
Duke is poised to merge with Progress Energy to become the largest electric utility in the country. Its CEO, Jim Rogers, has talked profusely about how he’d like to save the climate for his grandchildren but his company’s not walking his talk. Duke is hiking its rates for North Carolina families only so that it can build more dirty coal plants. We made sure that Duke got the message that Greenpeace and North Carolina ratepayers won’t let them trash our lungs and the climate any longer.