The Arctic needs our help!

What’s happening in the Arctic

“There are some places on this Earth that are so important and fragile they should be protected at all costs. The Arctic is one of those places.” – Greenpeace

The melting Arctic is under threat from oil drilling, industrial fishing and conflict. It may seem like a distant place, but the Arctic acts as the Earth’s heart – regulating our climate and circulating the ocean currents.

The future of the Arctic is at stake

In 2012, the Arctic sea ice has fallen to the lowest level on record. In just 30 years, more than 75% of sea ice has disappeared. In the last 30 years, we’ve lost as much as three-quarters of the floating sea ice cover at the top of the world. To save the Arctic, we must act today, and Greenpeace heads the campaign for this cause.

Greenpeace campaign

Without a government to protect it, the Arctic is vulnerable to exploitation. Greenpeace has a plan for people around the world to become guardians of the Arctic.

“For over 800,000 years, ice has been a permanent feature of the Arctic ocean. It’s melting because of our use of dirty fossil fuel energy, and in the near future it could be ice free for the first time since humans walked the Earth. This would be not only devastating for the people, polar bears, narwhals, walruses and other species that live there – but for the rest of us too.

The ice at the top of the world reflects much of the sun’s heat back into space and keeps our whole planet cool, stabilising the weather systems that we depend on to grow our food. Protecting the ice means protecting us all.” – www.savethearctic.org

Watch the Greenpeace video:

http://www.greenpeace.org.au/blog/ice-and-oil-should-stay-in-the-arctic/

Supporting Greenpeace

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How you can help

Together we can call on governments and the United Nations to turn the Arctic into a global sanctuary.

Sign the petition now!

www.savethearctic.org

Read more from Greenpeace:

http://www.greenpeace.org.au/blog/ice-and-oil-should-stay-in-the-arctic/

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