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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.
It took 30 hours of flights and another 30 hours on the Arctic Sunrise to get here.
That is a lot of travelling – but there is a story unfolding up here, on top of the world, so important that I had to go and witness it in person.
Corporations look to plunder Earth’s polar resources
The World’s multinational corporations face an unrelenting problem. Resource extraction has met Earth’s limits. The great fortunes of history were made by plundering resources,...
Humpback whales feed amongst a colony of seabirds, seen from on board the Esperanza in the Unimak pass, Alaska. The Alaskan Arctic Expedition highlights the need to save the Arctic from attempts by oil companies to exploit the region’s resources...
We’ve teamed up with Radiohead and actor Jude Law to make a fantastic video to Save the Arctic. Take a minute to watch it yourself and then spread the message by sharing it with your friends and family. Oil companies are using...
Greenpeace, Jude Law, Radiohead and hundreds of thousands of people around the world are coming together to demand we save the Arctic from oil drilling, industrial fishing and militarization. Join us at http://www.savethearctic.org
On Saturday, June 30, we heard a sound we will never forget.
When the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise reached the edge of the Arctic sea ice, the sound of the ice scraping and scratching the hull of the ship was strong and it...
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