What's The Problem, Comrades?
You have your global warming to keep you warm...
Friday marked 30 days since Russian coastguards descended from helicopters to take the Arctic Sunrise by storm during Greenpeace's protest against the Prirazlomnaya oil rig.more
The environmentalists were brought to the Arctic port city of Murmansk and have been charged with "piracy as part of an organised group" - an offence which carries a jail sentence of 10-15 years.
Throughout the week, activists have been brought one by one from the detention centre to courtrooms in central Murmansk, asking to be released on bail ahead of the pending trials.
Harris said in court that her cell is heated but when the wind blows it is freezing, as there are many gaps in the windows.
Already, the temperature is well below zero in this forbidding Arctic town of prefabricated apartment blocks and decaying industrial infrastructure; from now on it will only get colder and darker, as the days become shorter and the round-the-clock blackness of the polar winter draws closer.
Greenpeace activists await trial among harsh winds, tears and no sympathy | Environment | The Guardian
* a global warming shiny barry unicorn tear