Glaciers are retreating. Ice caps are melting. Oceans are acidifying. The Arctic is under threat from both climate change and increased oil drilling.
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The Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the globe and is experiencing some of the most severe climate impacts on Earth. One of the most notable is the rapid decline in the thickness and extent of sea ice.
The Arctic region is under threat from Climate Change, increased exploitation, and a lot more.
You can find here Greenpeace reports and briefings about the Arctic.
Every year in mid-September, eyes turn north to find out what the minimum sea ice extent is and find out how it compares with previous years.
Pechora Sea — The Russian Coast Guard has boarded the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and is arresting the 25 activists on board following a protest against Gazprom’s Arctic oil drilling operations.
The historic 1991 agreement to prohibit all mineral extraction in Antarctica for 50 years set an example for a new relationship with planet Earth.
As the decline in Arctic sea ice opens historically closed routes such as the Northwest and Northeast Passages, questions arise regarding security and safety.
Unlike Antarctica, there is no single over-arching treaty governing activities in the Arctic.
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