As of yesterday, all 30 of the men and women who were aboard
the Arctic Sunrise are being detained for two months in Russian jail, without
charge. We must not let such blatant intimidation succeed. With the combined
support of 4 million of us, who all want to see the Arctic protected, there is
nothing we can’t do. Now is the time for creative action. Please add your
suggestions and ideas on what we can do together to the comments below. I will
read every one of them.
Posted by Jessica Wilson — 27 September 2013 at 9:38am
Today in a court in Murmansk, Russia, the Arctic 30 were seen by six
judges. No charges were laid, but all 30 are still being detained; 22
are being held for two months as Russian authorities pursue an
investigation around piracy charges while eight are being held for three
days awaiting a new hearing. Their names and status are below,
alphabetically by nationality.
David Rose has penned an article in the Mail on Sunday about the Arctic sea ice, and it’s buzzing around the denial-o-sphere like a bumble bee on crystal meth. The thrust of his piece is that the ice is more abundant this summer than the record low of last year (as the vast majority of scientists predicted) and that climate change can therefore be declared bogus.
As designer and creative director on Aurora I have seen her grow from my initial rough sketch in to a fantastical giant. Working on such a unique project allows for great freedom in designing and creating.
Lucien is the director at Factory Settings, a scenic construction company, based in East London.
For us at Factory Settings, constructing
strange imaginings is our stock-in-trade. Unfortunately, most of the more
outlandish enquiries never get to the production stage. It's an all-too
familiar conversation these days when we get a call, for example, asking "Can
you make us several dinosaurs to be installed around London?"
When we commissioned the work for Aurora, the
world’s biggest polar bear, the Shard had never been climbed. The 6 women who then
climbed it on 11 July had not yet inspired thousands of people through their
epic ice climb to save the Arctic. Greenpeace hadn’t yet said: what will you