Kumi Naidoo

Russia charges Greenpeace ratbags with piracy

Oh dear, it looks like the Russians aren’t as soft a touch as New Zealand in dealing with Greenpeace ratbags…they are charging 14 of the green taliban warriors with piracy.?

It looks like Greenpeace is set to join Sea Shepherd as pirates at large on the seas.

More than a dozen Greenpeace activists and a video journalist have been charged with piracy by Russian authorities after a protest at an Arctic oil rig.

The Federal Investigative Committee said authorities had begun charging the 30 people from 18 countries arrested after two Greenpeace activists tried to scale the Prirazlomnaya oil platform, which plays a crucial role in Russia’s effort to mine Arctic resources.? Read more »

Green Taliban misleading still on Arctic

They just can’t stop telling lies.

The Green Taliban has led a protest in London telling everyone that the Arctic is in peril and that the ice is melting and polar bears are doomed…

As many as 3,000 protesters took to the streets of London and?marched?alongside a double-decker-bus sized polar bear puppet, calling for bans on oil and natural gas drilling in the Arctic.

The environmental group Greenpeace, which organized the protests, argues that oil and gas drilling contributes to global warming, which in turn reduces Arctic ice cover and causes polar bears to become endangered species.

?That ice is melting at a rapid rate meaning the ocean absorbs the sunlight resulting in a warmer earth,?writes?Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace?s international executive director.??Polar bears, seals, walruses and whales are just some of the species that call the Arctic home. And it?s all in danger.?? Read more »