Save 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. It may seem far away but the health of the Arctic affects every person on this planet. It acts as the Earth’s heart, regulating our climate and circulating the ocean currents.

We have reached a defining moment in history. 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.

Polar bears, walruses and narwhals are struggling to survive in a melting Arctic. Meanwhile oil companies like Shell are rushing in to extract previously inaccessible oil reserves, and coal companies are forging ahead to dramatically increase Australia’s coal production, putting the health of this pristine area at risk.

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.

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

We have succeeded before. 30 years ago, Greenpeace led a movement to protect Antarctica. Today it remains a global sanctuary; a haven for scientific research and off-limits to exploitation.

Take a stand too and join the global movement to Save the Arctic.

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5 steps to Save the Arctic: How LEGO made everything awesome

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 10 October, 2014

Today we got the awesome news: after a three-month campaign supported by more than a million people worldwide, LEGO has announced it will not renew its contract with Arctic destroyer Shell. This is fantastic news for LEGO fans and Arctic...

What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic

Blog entry by David Ritter | 8 October, 2014

‘Look, a polar bear!’ He might be a Head of State, but even the President of Kiribati, His Excellency Anote Tong, could not hide his excitement at seeing one of these magnificent animals in the wild. The young male polar bear was sitting on an...

Arctic30′s Colin Russell on the right to protest – one year on

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 26 September, 2014

Twelve months ago I was arrested along with 29 of my ship mates on board the Arctic Sunrise. The reason for my arrest was simple, I couldn’t remain silent as the Russian oil giant, Gazprom, carried out its ambition to drill in this glorious...

Arctic 30 one year anniversary: Their freedom is our freedom

Blog entry by Alexandra Harris | 22 September, 2014

The right to peaceful protest is a core tenet of a healthy society — the inherent human right to stand up and be counted, to challenge unjust laws, and sometimes, when the system has failed, to put our bodies in the way of destruction and give...

The Arctic is worth fighting for

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 16 September, 2014

Blogpost by Yeb Saño As I witness with my own eyes the sublime and spectacular beauty of the Arctic, I realize that we live on a deeply interconnected planet. What happens all over the world affects this region in seriously profound and...

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