For more than a century, people have
relied on fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas for their energy needs. Now, worldwide, people and the environment are experiencing
the consequences. Global warming, caused by burning fossil fuels, is the worst environmental problem we face today.
Our oceans are in crisis. We know more
about Mars than we know about deep ocean life, yet we are destroying it with seabed trawling. "Dead zones" of lifelessness,
fishing stocks decimated, whales hunted to extinction: is this the future of our oceans? Not if we act now. They are our oceans
and it is our choice. Join us in our global mission to save our seas.
Protect ancient forests
Throughout the world, ancient forests
are in crisis. Many of the plants and animals that live in these forests face extinction. And many of the people and cultures
who depend on these forests for their way of life are also under threat. But the news is not all bad. There is a last chance
to protect these forests and the life they support.
Say no to genetic engineering
While scientific progress on molecular
biology has a great potential to increase our understanding of nature and provide new medical tools, it should not be used
as justification to turn the environment into a giant genetic experiment by commercial interests. The biodiversity and environmental
integrity of the world's food supply is too important to our survival to be put at risk.
Eliminate toxic chemicals
Toxic chemicals in our environment threaten
our rivers and lakes, our air, land, and oceans, and ultimately ourselves and our future.
End the nuclear threat
Safe nuclear power is a myth. Greenpeace
is campaigning to end nuclear power, reprocessing and waste dumping.
Encourage sustainable trade
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) promotes
free trade for the gain of private interests, over and above our health and the environment. It is fatally flawed and is moving
the world in the wrong direction - away from peace, security and sustainability. By stalling on issues that are crucial to
poorer countries, the WTO faces a crisis of legitimacy.
Abolish nuclear weapons
The Cold War may be over, but this does
not mean nuclear weapons have disappeared. Far from it: There are over 30,000 nuclear weapons in the world, with more than
a thousand of them ready to launch at a moment's notice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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