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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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Polar Oceans in Peril
...and a planet at risk

Publication | 6 July, 2009 at 15:08

The Arctic and the Antarctic are under assault - from the impacts of rapidly accelerating climate change; from increased industrialisation; and from the unchecked consumption of our planet's resources.

Polar Explorer Eric Philips on the Peterman Glacier

Image | 6 July, 2009 at 1:00

Polar explorer and expert in glacier travel Eric Philips volunteers to rig mooring lines around a solid bollard of ice on the front of the Petermann glacier.

Glaciologist Dr Richard Bates on Arctic Sunrise

Image | 6 July, 2009 at 1:00

Geophysicist Dr Richard Bates, of the Scottish Oceans Institute at the University of St. Andrews, working on board the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise.

Glaciologist Dr Alan Hubbard on Arctic Sunrise

Image | 2 July, 2009 at 1:00

Alan Hubbard a glaciologist from University Of Wales, Aberystwyth is working on the Petermann glacier.

MY Arctic Sunrise Crew in Greenland

Image | 1 July, 2009 at 1:00

The crew of the Arctic Sunrise in Greenland. The Arctic Sunrise reached 'the ice bridge' in the Robeson channel, at 82.4 North, near the border between Greenland and Canada. This is the Southernmost extent of the summer sea ice which usually...

MY Arctic Sunrise at Robeson Channel in Greenland

Image | 29 June, 2009 at 1:00

The Arctic Sunrise prepares to leave 'the ice bridge' in the Robeson channel, at 82.4 North, near the border between Greenland and Canada.

Petermann Glacier in Greenland

Image | 29 June, 2009 at 1:00

View across Petermann Glacier, one of Greenland's largest and most northerly glaciers. Greenpeace are in Greenpeace and leading climate scientists are in Greenland for a 3 month expedition using their icebreaking ship the Arctic Sunrise to gather...

Polar Bear at Robeson Channel in Greenland

Image | 29 June, 2009 at 1:00

30 June - Greenland. A polar bear seen from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise during a scientific expedition to investigate and draw attention to the impacts of climate change.

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