Nick Young is Greenpeace New Zealand’s Web Manager, but right now he’s on the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise, in the Arctic Circle.
The oil industry is pushing further and further into the world’s most remote and pristine environments, to drill in deep and deeper water, in its pursuit of the last drops of oil. That search has taken it both to the Arctic, and to New Zealand. Greenpeace is campaigning against this around the world, because of the increased risk of spills that come from operating in extreme environments like the Arctic, and in deep water, and because any oil recovered from the final frontiers of the fossil fuels industry will only make the climate crisis worse.
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