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Phil Ball, view of Murmansk jail courtyard, 02 November
The Arctic is majestic, extreme, and extremely fragile. Companies like Gazprom and Shell want to drill for oil, putting the entire planet at risk. Now 30 men and women are imprisoned in Russia for trying to stop this destruction and protect the region. ACT NOW to Save the Arctic and Free the Arctic 30: www.greenpeace.org/freethearctic30
Illustrations and animation by Emanuele Colombo (http://www.emanuelecolombo.it)
Produced by Latte Creative (http://www.lattecreatie.com)
28 activists and two journalists have spent 56 days in jail for bearing witness to Arctic destruction. SHARE if you stand for Arctic protection and SIGN to help free those who took action to defend the Arctic:
Huge thanks to Mauro Gatti, illustrator and designer, who created this piece to #FreeTheArctic30
To Greenpeace Argentina office:
I LOVE YOU WITH MY HEART. The sincere, mad and passionate heart that brought me this far; the one that is stubborn and fights for its ideals.
I MISS YOU. I think of you constantly every day. I think about our reunion, the upcoming hugs and how we will continue projecting our ideals to have a less threatened world.
WAIT FOR ME! It won’t take much longer. Go and put the beer in the fridge, cut the cheese, salami and bread. I’ll arrive later, BUT I WILL ARRIVE!
Camila Speziale, to Greenpeace Argentina
By Phil Ball
To anyone outside who continues to deny and ignore the reality that is climate change, I dare them to get off their ivory towers and away from the comfort of their armchairs. I dare them to go to the islands of the Pacific, the islands of the Caribbean and the islands of the Indian ocean and see the impacts of rising sea levels; to the mountainous regions of the Himalayas and the Andes to see communities confronting glacial floods, to the Arctic where communities grapple with the fast dwindling sea ice sheets, to the large deltas of the Mekong, the Ganges, the Amazon, and the Nile where lives and livelihoods are drowned, to the hills of Central America that confronts similar monstrous hurricanes, to the vast savannas of Africa where climate change has likewise become a matter of life and death as food and water becomes scarce. Not to forget the monster storms in the gulf of mexico and the eastern seaboard of North America, as well as the fires that razed down under. And if that is not enough, they may want to see what has happened to Philippines now.
Mr. President, The science has given us a picture that has become much more in focus. Dr. Pachauri has elaborated on it. Science tells us that simply, climate change will mean increased potential for more intense tropical storms. As the Earth warms up, that would include the oceans. The energy that is stored in the waters off the oceans will increase the intensity of typhoons and the trend we now see is that more destructive storms will be the new norm.
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Delivered by Naderev Yeb Saño
Commissioner, Climate Change Commission
Head of Delegation
The courage and positivity that shines through in your letters home is truly inspiring. We think about you every single day and we are focused on doing everything we can to make sure you’ll be home soon with your families! Thank you. <3
Dear ARTIC 30, each day I think of you all and how much your determination, courage and peaceful protest is positively changing our world - and I thank you. I also think of you being free from this injust imprisonment, i imagine you being with your friends and families, and walking softly on this…
We are in awe if you! You stand up for what we believe in and have sacrificed so much so all our voices can be heard. May your imprisonment be over very soon. Your stance will be remembered long after the oil companies have sunk without trace. Xxx
I hope it brings you some comfort to know that there is global outcry about your imprisonment and a global movement to free you. I’m certain it won’t stop till you’re all freed. You are the heroes of all of us, so try to keep strong during your ordeal. We all thank you profoundly for acting on our…