|Greenpeace climbers blockade Fennica from St. Johns Bridge in Portland.|
New York City with 100-feet sea level rise, virtually inevitable if most fossil fuel reserves are not left in the ground. That includes the Arctic oil for which Shell is drilling. Shell itself projects a 4 deg. C global warming. That would set the planet on a path to melting all polar ice, which would inundate New York under 250 feet of rising seas. From Spacialities Drowned Cities Project. Among other cities also available for purchase are Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Boston, Seattle, Portland and Montreal.
|Kayak flotilla in front of Fennica.|Kayaktavists and other boaters confront Fennica. The sailboat was piloted by Ken Ward, who in 2013 was one of two who stopped coal shipments to a Massachusetts power plant by putting a lobster boat in the way. Confronted by a defense of necessity to protect Earth's climate, the local prosecutor dropped most charges and admitted the blockaders were right. Ken now lives in the Portland area and is still at it, promoting action through the Climate Disobedience Center.
Around 25 kayaktavists received citations. To support them donate here.
|Artful Activism. Painting by local artist Gabriel Liston.|