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Save the Arctic

BY EARTHFIRST / GREENPEACE

We need to protect the Arctic from oil drilling and industrial fishing.

There are seven billion of us on our planet. Each and every one of us is affected by the health of the Arctic:, the Arctic shapes our weather patterns and the food we grow and eat, by reflecting the sun’s rays off its ice.

In the last 30 years, we’ve lost as much as three-quarters of the floating ice cap at the top of the world. The Arctic is the frontline of our warming climate - heating up twice as fast as anywhere else. It’s now the frontline of the oil industry - one of the dirty, dead fuels responsible for the melting in the first place.

A new Arctic oil rush is starting. Shell, BP, Exxon, Gazprom, Rosneft and others want to risk a devastating Arctic oil spill for only three years’ worth of oil. To drill in the Arctic, oil companies have to drag icebergs out the way of their rigs and use giant hoses to melt floating ice with warm water. If we let them do this, a catastrophic oil spill is just a matter of time.
By stopping the new oil rush in the Arctic we are creating the conditions for a radical change in how we power our lives, accelerating the clean energy revolution that will fuel the future for our children.

No country owns the Arctic. It should stay that way.
Industrial fishing fleets are also now starting to trawl Arctic waters. We need a ban on unsustainable industrial fishing in Arctic waters. Scientists predict that by 2050 our fishing resources will be completely depleted unless we control our fishing methods now.

Read more at the greenpeace website and please show your support by signing the Greenpeace petition and spreading the word amongst your friends.

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