30 Sep 2013
A Russian court has ordered eight Greenpeace International activists be held in custody for two months over a protest against offshore drilling in the Arctic. In addition, Vladimir Putin’s government is holding in custody the Arctic Sunrise, Greenpeace’s command ship. The ship was seized by armed members of the Russian Coast Guard after Greenpeace activists tried to board an offshore oil platform as a protest against drilling for fossil fuels in the fragile environment of the Arctic, where global warming has reduced the sea ice cover 40 percent since 1980. Bill Moyers talks to Executive Director of Greenpeace International, Kumi Naidoo about the organisation’s protest action in the Arctic as well as the politics of global warming and the urgency of environmental activism.
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