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Russia and Norway: You’ve ‘saved’ the Arctic, now it’s time to protect the Antarctic

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Ecosystem, Polar | No Comments
Russia and Norway: You’ve ‘saved’ the Arctic, now it’s time to protect the Antarctic

Russia and Norway have signed a joint declaration to protect the Arctic Ocean. Shouldn’t they do the same for the Antarctic? An official statement released on January 23rd by Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries, announced that “Russia and Norway will sign a declaration on preventing unregulated fishing in the Arctic Ocean, helping to conserve the Arctic”.

Russia, how long must we wait?

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in News | No Comments
Russia, how long must we wait?

Until the end of the month, the officials from 24 countries – plus the EU – will consider a range of issues, the most notorious of which is the long-delayed establishment of marine reserves in the Ross Sea and in the waters of East Antarctica. I can’t tell you what’s happening at the meeting so far, as CCAMLR meets behind closed doors.

The Last of Our Kind

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in News | No Comments
The Last of Our Kind

Beautiful and poignant reaction by my sister, Suzanne Walsh, to this weeks news of walrus beachings in the Arctic, and the deplorable global loss of our fellow animals.

The Slaney River and the World

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Articles, News | 2 Comments
The Slaney River and the World

For all the travelling I’ve done, it’s always good to come home. I am writing these words 50m away from the River Slaney, in the south east of Ireland, with a a copy of Crossabeg: The Parish and its People (Vol 2) waiting for me. And I’m honoured to be featured in the book. When my neighbour here, Alice Devine, one of the team who put the book together asked me to write something about my travels, I thought the best way was to show how my upbringing in Crossabeg provided the foundation for everything that followed – including my trips to the Arctic and the Antarctic.

Antarctica’s Glaciers are Collapsing – Are We Ready To Pay Attention?

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Featured, Polar | No Comments
Antarctica’s Glaciers are Collapsing – Are We Ready To Pay Attention?

The “irreversible collapse” of glaciers in Antarctica is dominating headlines around the world this week. News outlets are breathlessly reporting that the dramatic rise in sea levels that’s now on the cards. So what does it mean? Should we panic? Do we need to grab the family, and head for the hills?

No Such Thing as “Sustainable” Arctic Management

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Ecosystem, Featured | One Comment
No Such Thing as “Sustainable” Arctic Management

Here’s an idea. To hell with “sustainably managing” the Arctic Ocean. Instead, how about we just stay out of it and leave it the fuck alone to look after itself, as it was doing before we humans came along and starting burning coal and oil and putting CO2 in the air and seawater?

We can’t let 30 people be our conscience

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Featured | One Comment
We can’t let 30 people be our conscience

Three weeks ago, I gave a speech to a room in Brussels. It was, I hoped, a rallying cry; it was at least a rant in support of 30 Greenpeace activists from the Arctic Sunrise, locked up in prisons in or around Murmansk by the Russian authorities for the last 50 days.

Arctic Nocturne: An Evening of Solidarity with the Greenpeace Arctic 30

Posted by on Oct 20, 2013 in Articles, News | No Comments
Arctic Nocturne: An Evening of Solidarity with the Greenpeace Arctic 30

On October 17th, for the last evening of my photo exhibition, The Arctic: Another World? we had a special event in solidarity with the 30 Greenpeace Arctic activists currently being held in detention in Russia, at Brussels’ beautiful Bibliothèque de Laeken, hosted by Greenpeace Belgium and the Ville de Bruxelles.

Arctic Exhibition in Brussels

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in Articles, Projects | No Comments
Arctic Exhibition in Brussels

On Monday September 30, 2013, The Arctic: Another World?, a solo exhibition of my polar photography, will open at the Bibliothèque de Laeken in Brussels, presented by Greenpeace Belgium and the Ville de Bruxelles. Running until October 18, the exhibition is open to the public – so please come along if you’re in town. There’s a vernissage, as they say here – an official opening, at 11am on October 1st, and all are welcome.

How to Win: Bicycles and Honey Badgers

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Articles, Strategy | No Comments
How to Win: Bicycles and Honey Badgers

Dave Walsh writes about letting sport teach us about campaigning, via the tenacious, flexible and fun Slipstream Sports cycling team.