Saturday, August 18, 2007

Greenpeace: naked double standards in global warming stunt...?

Where did the hundreds of people who posed naked on a Swiss glacier today come from…? And more importantly, how did they get there…?

The stunt was organised by Greenpeace to raise awareness about global warming.

Greenpeace, of course, are one of the environment groups also backing the ongoing protest at Heathrow to raise awareness about what they call “binge flying”.

Today’s stunt in the Alps was designed to draw attention to the effects of global warming on Switzerland's shrinking glaciers.

(Fortunately, that’s all that was shrinking today, as fortunately the picture was taken below the snow line…)

But back to my point: After hearing the BBC Radio 4 report this evening, it seems a lot of people travelled a lot of miles to take their clothes off on ice.

The New York artist who snapped the scene has travelled the world creating art forms from groups of nudes in various settings.

So how exactly how did he and his cast of hundreds get to the Alps…?

Greenpeace aren’t saying. Like David Cameron when he went to the Arctic to pose with a huskie, I bet they didn’t get there on bikes.


Archie said...

They crawled there over broken recycled glass.

Wearing hair shirts spun from organically farmed goats.

With ashes shoved down their necks, the carbon produced offset by a tree planting scheme.

fairdealphil said...

i didn't realise they were libdems...

Anonymous said...

Oh come on. They are making a point.

We are all environmental hypocrites.

Search my house and you'll find bottled water.

Which probably claims to be from the Alps or somewhere.

Good old Greenpeace. I applaud them from my armchair.

I'm not sure what Phil is saying.

fairdealphil said...


sorry if what i'm saying isn't clear...

i'm just drawing attention to an organisation taking action to stop us "binge flying" while at the very same time going off to Switzerland with an artist from New York Switzerland.

Like you Brynley, I've always had a soft spot for the direct, and sometimes brave, action Greenpeace has taken.

And in fairness to Greenpeace, for all I know the hundreds of models may well have been "locals"...

But I'd be interested to know how many air miles the stunt involved....and whether Greenpeace officials who organised it actually flew over their own protest to stop us flying...???

Or am i just getting grumpy in my old age??

Nice picture though!