Why Arctic sea ice melting matters

Video | September 16, 2011

The shrinking and receding sea ice has dire consequences. First, as the white ice that normally reflects sunlight away from Earth melts, more of the dark open water of the Arctic Ocean is is exposed, absorbing heat and causing more ice to melt. This is a positive feedback loop where ice melt causes more ice to melt. Second, distinctive Arctic species such as the polar bear, walrus and ice seals depend on the sea ice; they cannot survive without it, so as the sea ice shrinks and thins, these animals' continued existence is jeopardized, as are the Arctic peoples whose cultures and ways of life have depended on the animals and the ice for millenia.

The Arctic sea ice is a key indicator of the state of our climate.

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The OIl Blockade 2017

Video | April 5, 2017 at 9:55

Today around 200 people blockaded the oil industry conference in New Plymouth, Taranaki preventing delegates from entering the venue for almost six hours.

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Video | April 5, 2017 at 9:53

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Video | April 5, 2017 at 9:51

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Video | February 26, 2017 at 9:57

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Video | February 5, 2017 at 9:58

Industrial dairy farming in New Zealand is causing big problems for our rivers. Several big new irrigation schemes will drive further expansion and more pollution of our waterways. Click here to take action now: http://greenpeace.nz/saveourrivers

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