Today’s Scores From The Arctic – Russian Coastguard 1 Greenpeace 0

The Russian Coast Guard has threatened to open fire on the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise unless it leaves Russian territorial waters.

The Russian Coast Guard has threatened to open fire on the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise unless it leaves Russian territorial waters.

Greenpeace have just made a massive miscalculation of who to mess with in the Arctic, in this case Russia.

The story goes like this Greenpeace wanted to go the Northern Sea Route in Russia’s Arctic and protest, for that read, interrupt the search for oil and gas in the Arctic, the Arctic is reckoned to have 13% of the worlds undiscovered oil reserves and around 31% of the worlds undiscovered natural gas reserves.

Entry to the Northern Sea Route is by permit only, Greenpeace applied 3 times, and 3 times the Russians rejected the application, so the nobly motivated watermelons at Greenpeace decided they would ignore the lack of permit and go anyway.

A major miscalculation by Greenpeace, the old USSR might be gone, but the new Russia led by Comrade Putin is little changed from the USSR, now instead of the KGB, there are the incredibly rich oligarchs and Gazprom pulling the strings behind the scenes, with same the ruthlessness that the KGB once did. Democracy and free democratic protest is an anathema to Russians used to centuries of despotic rule by the Czars and 70 years of communist tyranny, and the sort of praise that Greenpeace gets in the west from fawning Liberal politicians is never going to happen in Russia.

A Greenpeace icebreaker that entered Russia’s Arctic without permission to protest offshore energy exploration is leaving after being threatened with gunfire by that country’s coast guard.

“It was repeated several times in open conversation that they were threatening that if we didn’t leave the Northern Sea Route that they would fire on our ship,” Christy Ferguson, a Canadian crew member on the Arctic Sunrise steaming back to Norwegian waters, said Monday

Russia is not about to let anyone or anything interfere with it’s natural gas supplies, the Russian energy giant Gazprom is more than just a massive revenue earner for the country, Gazprom is an extension of Russian foreign policy and will as was demonstrated in a spat with the Ukraine in 2009 when Gazprom turned off the gas supplies to that country.

The inflatables were called back and the crew didn’t prevent four unarmed Russian coast guard officers from boarding. They subjected the Arctic Sunrise to a lengthy inspection which, Ferguson said, found nothing wrong.

“They asked us a lot of questions about why we were here? What’s our reasons? What are our intentions? They were communicating back and forth to their captain and they told us that their captain demanded that we leave the Northern Sea Route area immediately and that if we didn’t, he would use ’strict measures.’

“We asked, ’What do you mean by strict measures?’ They confirmed that what they meant by strict measures was fire.

Preventive fire, at first.”

Post COP18 Russia has been as obstructive as possible to the stupidities of the UNFCCC climate process and any apparent Green posturing by Putin on Shale Gas is nothing to do with being Green, it is quite simply to do with economics and foreign power.

Shale gas is bad news for Gazprom because it is competition and it is cheap, the more shale gas in Europe the smaller Gazproms market is and revenues fall, the secret with anything is always to follow the money.

Greenpeace are now leaving the Northern Sea Route, tail between their legs, shadowed by a Russian Coast Guard ship for the 4 day journey back to international waters.

The opposition to anything that does not match the Green dream is the usual knee jerk reaction that is to be expected from Greenpeace, in the words of one of the co-founders who has since left the NGO, Patrick Moore:

“These people are either completely naive about the relationship between CO2 and plants or they are making this up as a way of deflecting attention from the lack of warming for the past 15 years.”

Just how out of touch with reality Greenpeace are is best illustrated by this statement from one of the Arctic Sunrise crew:

“We came here to expose preparations for oil drilling and what we ended up exposing was that, and something else — the efforts of the Russian authorities to defend oil interests.”

There was nothing to expose, the evidence of the importance of fossil fuels to Russia can easily be determined from a few Google searches, most of the world knows that exploration of the Arctic is underway, there have been enough MSM news stories about Champagne Green celebrities like Paul McCartney signing petitions to stop Arctic exploration.

Greenpeace really thought it would be business as usual for them in the Arctic, but there is a lesson to be learned for them here, all countries are not governed by an albeit dwindling band of Green Liberal politicians like those in Europe and currently in Australia, some countries are governed by real politicians that put the needs of their country and their people ahead of pandering to a noisy micro minority with an irrational fear of a trace gas that is essential to all life on earth.

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About Tory Aardvark

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Posted on August 27, 2013, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climate Change, Global Warming, Green Environmental Holocaust, Green Lies, Junk Science, ManBearPig, Oh FFS and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. Furor Teutonicus

    YES!!! GO the Rusians!!! 🙂 🙂

  2. Finally….someone is standing up to Greenpiss. No one will miss even one of them! Fire away!!!

  3. Reblogged this on Mothers Against Wind Turbines and commented:
    Greenpiss picked the wrong people to harass!!!

  4. Reminiscent of Hitch-Hiker’s
    Slartibartfast: You must come with me, or you’ll be late.
    Arthur Dent: Late for what?
    Slartibartfast: Well, um, what’s your name Earthman?
    Arthur Dent: Dent. Arthur Dent.
    Slartibartfast: Well, late as in *the late* Dentarthurdent. It’s a sort of threat. You see?

  5. Dammit, I wish they blown them out of the water. It would have been the feel-good story of the year.

  6. Well, you don’t enter people’s territories without an invitation. They must be on a suicide mission thinking they can. I agree the Russians are no pussies, and if Greenpeace want to protect the environment against nuclear etc., they should start at home. I am really sh@t off right now with the Syria problem, and with an election due next week, I wish they would send Rudd to the Arctic and leave him there.

  7. What always makes me chuckle about greenies is the fact that appear to unaware what fuels aeroplanes and ships. The 747’s they fly to their conferences burn high grade aviation kerosene at 26 gallons a second and their overblown tugs consume lower grade and higher emission bunker fuel, don’t they know its Oil! Rain forest is stripped out logged and burnt to plant sugar cane for ethanol, a plant in Lincolnshire will consume 1 million tons of wheat for bio fuel and Indonesia is covered in smog because they are continuing to rape rainforest for palm oil again for bio diesel cosmetics and biscuits. The green solution to a problem we don’t and never did have is far worse than the disease. Its a great shame that there are so many people who are totally bewildered by continuous green scaremongering who contribute huge amounts to keep these single issue professional activists in business. What we should do is cut of the gas than heats their homes and just maybe they might see reality and reason.

  8. Reblogged this on Tallbloke's Talkshop and commented:
    T-rouble up north as Greenpeace gets booted out of Russian waters.

  9. I have discussed his views with Dr. Moore in person. He clearly understands how neo-environmentalism has gone off the rails, and the implications for the world’s poor and solving the real environmental problems still facing the developed world.

    No big fan of the Russians, but somebody has to put these Eco-Socialists in their places. If I gotta have a permit, so do you. You don’t get to skip that step because it is inconvenient for you, or as a way to score political points. And when you violate the laws of a foreign nation who doesn’t share your cult beliefs, don’t be surprised when their Coast Guard draws a bead on your green ass.

  10. I only wish that Greenpeace would be dumb enough to ignore the Russians and do Full Steam Ahead, to the bottom.

  11. Regardless of this event, GasProm and Enron and Shell and BP rule the planet, and will kill anyone that gets in their way…Sad.

  12. Since they’re both communist thugs anyway it’s too bad they didn’t sink each other. But I guess I’d throw in with the Russians (Soviets) over Greenpeace as the lesser of evils anymore.

  13. I had to stop reading about half way through. The person who wrote this needs to worry less about how many BIG words they use, and more about putting words in the correct order and stop using run-on sentences. Example:

    “A major miscalculation by Greenpeace, the old USSR might be gone, but the new Russia led by Comrade Putin is little changed from the USSR, now instead of the KGB, there are the incredibly rich oligarchs and Gazprom pulling the strings behind the scenes, with same the ruthlessness that the KGB once did. Democracy and free democratic protest is an anathema to Russians used to centuries of despotic rule by the Czars and 70 years of communist tyranny, and the sort of praise that Greenpeace gets in the west from fawning Liberal politicians is never going to happen in Russia.”

    That paragraph should be split up into at least 5 sentences, instead of the two that are there.

  14. That story was from August. Here is September’s update: Russia 2, Greenpeace 0.

    Russia detains Greenpeace ship after Arctic protest
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/20/russia-greenpeace-idUSL5N0HG1JR20130920
    Russian authorities have detained a Greenpeace ship and threatened to bring criminal charges after activists scaled Russia’s first Arctic offshore oil platform. Greenpeace said armed coastguards had forcibly boarded and seized the Arctic Sunrise on Thursday, a day after two activists were plucked from the side of the Prirazlomnaya rig, owned by the state-controlled energy giant Gazprom, and arrested.

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