greenpeace phil radfordIt’s hard to tell, but that’s Greenpeace Executive Director Phil Radford standing atop a construction crane mast as Greenpeace activists display a banner near the State Department in Washington, D.C.Greenpeace / Tim AubryPhil Radford spent his first day on the job as Greenpeace USA’s new executive director getting himself arrested by staging a bit of climate activism in the nation’s capital.

Several Greenpeace activists, Radford included, scaled a large construction crane located near the U.S. State Department building in D.C.’s Foggy Bottom and hung a large banner stating, “Too Big to Fail. Stop Global Warming. Rescue the Plant.” The message was aimed at attendies of the Major Economies Forum happening at State, a gathering where climate issues are on the agenda.

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You can read all about the Greenpeace prank on the group’s website, and be sure to see Radford’s first post as Greenpeace’s chief.

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