Today, several thousand people have joined hands across the German-Polish border, forming a human chain that passes through towns and villages that stand on the front-line of the fight against climate change.
Site of an oil spill outside Usinsk in the Komi Republic
We all took notice when
about 4.9 million barrels of oil were spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during
the Deepwater Horizon disaster, but the fact that about 30 million barrels of oil are spilled on Russian
land each year might be news to a lot of us.
We're told that it is all our fault, global warming — we want the fuel, we want our cars, and that the oil industry is merely responding to the needs of a greedy public. But that's simply not fair. Most of us want to live cleaner lives, but our governments don't make these things easily available.
Posted by Fran G — 5 August 2014 at 10:27am
No-one loves LEGO as much as a seven year old who’s just built their first masterpiece. But everyone who has played with the toy carries the joy of their inner child on through life. That’s why LEGO is such a desirable brand for Shell to piggyback on.
There’s been a lot of misleading nonsense in parts of the UK
press about energy bills. The Mail, in particular, have reprinted numbers which
the Press Complaints Commission had already forced
them to correct, then been forced to correct them again, then printed them
again. Honestly. I mean, not honestly, completely dishonestly and with intent
to mislead, I would imagine, but they really did that.
Those last days on the Arctic Sunrise in September 2013, gave me one of my most precious memories. That might sound odd to you: armed men with balaclavas abseiling down from a helicopter and holding some of the crew at gunpoint; unable to communicate with the outside world, our movements limited to a few rooms of the ship; unaware of the emotional rollercoaster that was lying ahead of us.
Last month, Emma Gibson wrote about her visit to the forest in Mahan, India. Villagers and Greenpeace staff have been facing threats and intimidation there because of their attempts to stop the forest being cut down in pursuit of the coal that lies underneath.
Things are really hotting up now,
with fresh arrests and intimidation occurring in the lead up to a village
meeting and vote called the Gram Sabha. At the Gram Sabha villagers will be asked to vote to on giving up their historic rights to live and work in the forest in order to make way for a coal mine.
These kids are really concerned about climate change
Today, 50 children are playfully protesting about LEGO's
partnership with Shell outside the oil giant's HQ in London by building their
favourite Arctic animals out of oversized LEGO bricks. It’s an unusual but
hopefully creative and exciting way of facilitating peaceful protest, which
might need a little extra explanation.