Shark finning. Ein Thema, das leider viel zu selten in den Medien behandelt wird. Auch wenn bereits viele von der sogenannten Haifischflossensuppe, einer asiatischen Delikatesse, gehört haben, geraten die damit zusammenhängenden Ausmaße oft in den Hintergrund. Da...
Im Blog von Greenpeace Deutschland berichtet Regine Frerichs von Bord der Arctic Sunrise im Golf von Mexiko. Hier der Link zu „Die erste Seewache“ vom 13.August 2010. Wenn man dort runterscrollt, findet man noch weitere Beiträge.
Siehe dazu auch den Beitrag „Greenpeace confronts reckless oil exploration“ bei Greenpeace International, dort mit Links und Fotos:
Greenpeace confronts reckless oil exploration
Feature story – August 12, 2010
Greenpeace is sending two ships to the frontiers of the world’s oil problem. The mission of the Esperanza is clear: to confront the kind of reckless oil exploration that keeps wrecking our environment. In the Gulf of Mexico the Arctic Sunrise will examine the drastic long-term impacts of what happens when its all going wrong.
Accidents like the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which caused the biggest oil spill in US history, are bound to happen again. That is unless we leave dirty fossil fuels behind and instead start using the affordable, efficient and renewable energy technologies that are available today. Thats why the Esperanza is taking the message go beyond oil right to the source of the problem.
Oil giant BP might have finally managed to close its leaking well but the crisis in the Gulf of Mexico is far from over. In fact, many of the spills impacts for endangered wildlife, the regions ecosystems and its fisheries will only become clear with time. The Arctic Sunrise will host a team of independent scientists, who will examine everything from the plankton on the surface to the subsurface plumes and the deep-sea corals on the floor of the Gulf.
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It was in BPs best interest to limit media access to oiled wildlife as the oil was still spilling from the well; its in their best interest now to see the worlds attention move on quickly. Were not prepared to see that happen. The team aboard the Arctic Sunrise will tell the full, unabridged truth about the extent of this oil catastrophe and its impact on the ocean, which could last for decades.
Meanwhile, Greenpeace supporters will be able to board a ship themselves and for this one, seasickness isnt an issue. Our virtual vessel the good ship Energy [R]evolution will soon need a team of passionate virtual crew members to campaign for clean energy solutions. Do you have what it takes? Sign up today to be the first to know how you can help steer the world away from oil to an Energy [R]evolution.
With both ships underway to do their vital work, supporters can already sign up to be part of the 10/10/10 global day of action. We’re teaming up with 350.org, 10:10, and a global coalition of folks for this. Help us make October 10th the biggest single day of action against climate change that the world has ever seen.