On Saturday, September 20, one day before the People's Climate March, over 90 members of Earth Quaker Action Team, or EQAT, conducted theatrical "climate disruption investigations" at two Manhattan branches of PNC Bank.
Wearing one his trademark African shirts, Kumi Naidoo eschews not only conventional western dress codes, but also traditional power structures. Having grown up under the brutal hand of apartheid rule in South Africa, he is no stranger to standing up to oppressive regimes.
The Malcolm X credo, "by any means necessary" applies to Kumi's exhaustive work ethic and passion to spread the word globally through social media, conferences (World Economic Forum in Davos, United Nations Climate Conference, Rio Earth Summit) and peaceful civil disobedience.
Groundbreaking, independent new research -- 8 years in the making -- is shining fresh light on the biggest climate culprits in the world, and quantifying exactly how much of the climate change pie belongs to whom.
Europe is the next front in the growing movement. Home to some of the largest stock exchanges and corporations in the world, making progress in Europe will be key if the divestment effort wants to pose a serious threat to the fossil fuel industry.
A Russian court has ordered that 10 Greenpeace activists, including an American ship captain, be held in custody for two months while the Russian authorities determine whether a protest last week at an offshore oil rig in the Arctic was an act of piracy.
Ecological and economic welfare are two sides of the same coin and having to choose between developing economies and societies on one hand, and protecting the environment on the other, is a false dilemma.
How does Greenpeace -- which has historically been associated with not only white people, but often with furry, white animals -- grow roots on a continent where environmental devastation has often been perpetrated by Westerners?
As the sun had risen in Durban, the Durban Platform was passed at the COP 17. Yet in a replay of Copenhagen two years ago, backroom texts emerged at the 11th hour and the process was thrown into disarray.
Greenpeace's ultimate success will be measured when we are no longer necessary. Hopefully, in forty more years we will have averted climate chaos, ecology and economy will be balanced with considerations of equity and our job will have been done.
Instead of welcoming us and engaging in conversation, they chose to douse us with a freezing jet of water fired from a powerful water canon. We were then arrested once we finally made it to the top of the 30-meter ladder.
Facebook is just the kind of highly visible, innovative company that can best demonstrate the bold and transformative leadership required to face the global realities being discussed this week in Davos.