A sign urging environmental action during a United Nations summit meeting on climate change was placed near a 1,000-year-old geoglyph that is a cultural treasure in Peru. Officials are outraged over the trespassing and the disturbance of the ancient grounds.
Greenpeace is falling for some of the same social media fails as the selfie generation. Peruvian authorities are angry that Greenpeace activists damaged a forbidden archeological site that is both a national symbol and sacred site. UN climate talks are taking place in Peru right now, so this Greenpeace publicity stunt becomes all the more ironic. The Peruvian government is accusing them of irrevocably damaging the environment at this site.