We regularly put photos of Greenpeace events here in the UK on Flickr, but sometimes we neglect to share pics from our 30 other offices around the world. And, what with the G8 coming up, there's been quite a lot going on in Greenpeace world over the past few days. Here's a selection of our favourite pics:
John Novis was the expedition photographer on our recent expedition to Everest (Qomolangma), which gathered visual evidence of glacial retreat on the world's highest peak. Here, he shares his favourite shots and tells the stories behind them. (There's also a video of the expedition on YouTube.)
The view from a 100-metre crane at the construction site of Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant in Finland. Six Greenpeace climbers scaled the crane at the site, which is turning into a political and financial nightmare for Finland. (Sixteen months into construction, the project is already 18 months behind schedule and €700 million over budget. And there've already been well over a thousand reported breaches of safety standards.
On Kuta Beach in Bali, Indonesia, Greenpeace activists carry a banner showing a CO2-spewing dragon. The dragon represents the coal industry, now convening at the largest coal industry gathering in Asia.
Another one from Kuta Beach in Bali yesterday. Greenpeace volunteers stand beneath balloons filled with CO2. Greenpeace and the Balinese groups are demanding that organisers of the coal industry meeting stop peddling coal amidst worsening climate impacts predicted to hit the poorest and most vulnerable countries in Asia.
This one's from Rostock in Germany, where the G8 is due to begin tomorrow. In the spirit of peaceful, nonviolent communication to the G8, volunteers form a human banner reading "G8: Act Now". Below that is another banner saying "stop global warming".
George Bush is visiting Prague so, this morning, Greenpeace volunteers unfurled this banner and launched a hot air balloon to let Bush know that 72 per cent of Czechs say NO to the US plan to build a national missile defence radar base in the Czech Republic.