Tag Archives: Go Beyond Oil

The Arctic 30 are back – please help Shell say no to Gazprom

Latest email from Greenpeace: Hi, Five months ago, they tried to silence us. They arrested our activists, and threw them in jail for peacefully protesting oil drilling in the Russian Arctic. The oil giants thought they could scare us away … Continue reading

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Greenpeace petition to help get Colin Russell out of jail

Dear Greenpeace member, I’ve never written to you before, but I really hope you can help me today. My dear husband Colin Russell is one of the Arctic Sunrise crew members arrested at gunpoint for protesting Arctic oil drilling. Just … Continue reading

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Why we will probably fail to prevent catastrophe

Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, was interviewed by offbeat TV presenter Eddie Mair on The Andrew Marr Show yesterday on BBC1. Salmond’s comments about energy policy highlight the intellectual incoherence and dishonesty to which our politicians are driven by … Continue reading

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Shell abandons Arctic drilling this year – Greenpeace

This is great news but, what we really need is an International agreement (like that which protects the Antarctic from resource exploitation). If we need to despoil the Arctic to get fossil fuels, then we are very clearly far too … Continue reading

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Greenpeace big splash in the Daily Telegraph

Latest email from Greenpeace: We’re making headlines. Our ad – which 1,269 amazing Greenpeace supporters helped pay for – has made a splash in the Telegraph, Britain’s most widely-read broadsheet. We’re also hoping to get the ad printed in the … Continue reading

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Please tell Obama to stop Shell drilling in the Arctic

The latest email from Greenpeace/savethearctic.org, —————– Dear Rick, Right now, one of Shell’s Arctic oil rigs with 139,000 gallons of diesel and 12,000 gallons of hydraulic oil on board, is being retrieved and assessed for damage after it ran aground … Continue reading

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Greenpeace – we told you this would happen

Latest email from Greenpeace: Our greatest fears about Shell’s incompetence in the Arctic are starting to be realised. The Kulluk – Shell’s creaking Arctic oil rig – was being towed back to harbour for maintenance when it was hit by … Continue reading

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Homeless Polar Bear in London

This shocking news just in from Greenpeace International and http://www.savethearctic.org/… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XpF04nximI “This film is a powerful expression of how our fates are intertwined, because climate change is affecting all of us no matter where we live.” – Jude Law Please … Continue reading

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The psychological causes of denial

Connecting the dots – the story concludes… This is the third and final post re-visiting points made in the introduction to my MA dissertation on climate change scepticism in the UK (as summarised on my About page), which are (1) … Continue reading

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This is insane – but can we stop it?

Just because we can do something does not always mean we should. Climate change is making it possible to extract hydrocarbons from previously impossible places. However, knowing that something will have long-term adverse consequences but choosing to do it anyway … Continue reading

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