Month: August 2009

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This was first posted as a blog on the Greenpeace Climate blog - with with my pal Nick Cobbings excellent photographs. I'm currently the blogger and press officer on board the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, off the coast of Greenland as part of a four month expedition investigating climate impacts in the Arctic. It's five minutes past midnight on board the Arctic Sunrise. The sun never sets at this time of year; instead it casts long late shadows on the ice, and turns the sea water and icebergs buttery yellows and infinite blues.  Some of us should be asleep, but few of us are - we're pulled up beside a stunning iceberg, which has become known as 'The Donut', thanks to the circular hole formed by an exquisite archway of glacier ice.  I'm on the starboard bridge wing, looking at the Sunrise's shadow play on the 'berg, then reflection of...