Breaking: Arctic sea ice extent fallen to new record low

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There are over 7 billion people on earth, and the health of the Arctic affects us all - the polar ice helps to regulate the climate of our whole planet. More than 1.5 million people have signed up to support the campaign to save the Arctic. Please add your voice to the call for an Arctic sanctuary and a ban on offshore drilling.
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The struggle to save the Arctic is becoming more urgent!
As we took action against Gazprom’s drilling in the Russian Arctic last month, scientists announced that the Arctic summer sea ice reached a record low - and it’s still melting.
There are over 7 billion people on earth, and the health of the Arctic affects us all - the polar ice helps to regulate the climate of our whole planet.
In the words of Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International Executive Director, "Let’s be clear about what today means. Our planet is warming up at a rate that puts billions of people’s future in jeopardy."
More than 1.7 million people have signed up to support the campaign to save the Arctic. Together we are standing up to say 'enough and no more’. Please add your voice to the call for an Arctic sanctuary and a ban on offshore drilling.
 
 
How to truly serve the shark?
Shark fin soup is the Louis Vuitton of Chinese dishes. Hong Kong is one of the largest consumers per capita of shark fins in the world and China's stellar economic rise has also meant a sharp increase in demand on the Mainland. Every time someone eats shark fin soup, they contribute to the destruction of our planet’s ocean ecosystems, as sharks play a vital role in balancing the global marine ecosystem.
But the good news is that earlier this year the Chinese government announced they would prohibit official banquets from serving shark fin soup - a very big step in the right direction.
 
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