Lucy and Bunny have a connection that goes back to 1992. Jane Redmond was the fictional character played by Lucy in the 1992 movie The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior. The role was based on Bunny McDiarmid, a crewmember of the Rainbow Warrior. Bunny is now the Executive Director of Greenpeace New Zealand.
Bunny and Lucy worked together again during the 2009 Greenpeace Sign On Campaign.
Bunny's Blog: Seven of us climbed up that drillship to stop Arctic drilling, but 133,000 of us came down.
Greenpeace Blog: 27 February 2012
As we sat anxiously in the office last Friday waiting for the 'we made it' call we never dreamed that four days later we would have witnessed such a massive media storm, such overwhelming global support and such tenacity from our friends who hung on so long.
This has been a fitting first chapter for what will undoubtedly be an epic battle. The battle to save one of the most beautiful, unique and iconic places on earth from the seemingly insatiable greed of the oil industry. A battle to save the world from climate change - the greatest threat we face today.
Throughout this time Shell has tried to say they want to talk, to explain how they can drill safely in the frozen Arctic, and that there's nothing to worry about. But both common sense and scientific consensus tells us there is no way to safely drill up therein the frozen North. A spill in the icey Arctic seas would be impossible to clean up. And it is no time to talk when aging rust-buket drillships like the Noble Discoverer are heading for the Arctic right now. Now is the time for action.
I just greeted the team as they walked out of the police station where odly enough they were charged with burglary. A legal slight of hand by the police. Of course we didn't actually steal anything, we never do.
Though maybe we did... When I think about the actions of these seven and the 133,000 people globally who joined them, we have gone a long way towards stealing back the future of the Arctic from the desperate clutches of Shell and the oil giants.
This is just the start of the story. The fight for the Arctic has only just begun.
Join us now to finish the job at greenpeace.org/savethearctic
- Bunny Mcdiarmid
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