Just as nuclear weapons threatened global catastrophe 30 years ago, so climate change threatens all of us now. Global warming means more flooding and bigger storms. We see severe weather events hitting the news with greater regularity.
I'm on a fishing boat in the Maldives, riding a rough sea and dodging tuna as these glistening, slippery rockets of muscle are hauled up and tossed onto the deck by a line of 10 or 12 frenetic fishermen.
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?