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The Arctic

The Arctic is something that is in grave danger of being lost forever. Already, the past seven years have seen the lowest minimum sea ice coverage ever recorded and this year has joined the list. The repercussions are serious, and further decline of the Arctic sea ice can spiral towards fatal consequences. It is clear that the human footprint has profoundly altered the planet in ways that we never imagined.

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Meeting the future leaders of Greenland

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 16 January, 2012 5 comments

A major storm is howling outside the building. The few people on the street are almost carried away by the wind. I am in Qaqortoq, in southern Greenland ,— one day late due to the unstable weather. And this is how it is in Greenland.

Telling the oil companies the truth

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 1 December, 2011 18 comments

Today, the Greenland Bureau of Mineral and Petroleum invited the world’s biggest oil companies to a meeting that can have extreme importance for the future of the Arctic. Greenland wants to open up an untouched area of the North-East...

Arctic lightning strikes yet again as Cairn Energy strikes, er, nothing

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 1 December, 2011 3 comments

Fair play to Cairn Energy. It may not be any good at finding oil under the Arctic, but its press releases are guaranteed to raise a smile. Take today’s news on its 2011 Greenland drilling programme, for example, which was supposed to...

One world - two realities

Blog entry by Dima Litvinov | 29 November, 2011

Last week I heard two completely different views of the same thing. One came from a top Swedish government official at a seminar  on board the Greenpeace flag ship Rainbow Warrior dedicated to drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic.  ...

Arctic sea ice decline breaking records over 1,000 years old

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 24 November, 2011 2 comments

According to a new paper in Nature, sea ice in the Arctic is now declining at a pace and scale not seen for over a thousand years. It estimates that after decades of decline, the amount of ice locked away in the High North is now 2...

It's my Arctic too

Blog entry by Henning Reinton | 22 November, 2011 4 comments

On November 18th, Norway’s Foreign Minister  Jonas Gahr Stoere announced that drilling for oil in the Arctic is “ the project of a generation ”. It’s a bit unclear to me whose generation that is, but I can assure him it’s not mine. ...

Photographing a frozen planet

Blog entry by Nick Cobbing | 27 October, 2011 1 comment

Along with millions of other people, last night I watched the first long awaited Frozen Planet episode. It had an extra significance as I've visited many of the same places in the arctic, particularly Greenland (that the programme...

A Frozen Planet under threat

Blog entry by Joss Garman, Greenpeace UK | 26 October, 2011 1 comment

Like millions of people I have the next few Wednesday evenings mapped out already – I’ll watching David Attenborough’s groundbreaking new series Frozen Planet . In the tradition of Planet Earth and Human Planet, this new BBC...

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