Together we can save the Arctic

Posted by Andrew Davies — 21 June 2012 at 12:20pm - Comments

The Arctic is under threat. As you read this, oil companies and politicians are plotting to carve up the icy north, extending their national territories and searching for drill sites. But with your help, we can draw a line in the ice and put the Arctic out of the polluters' reach – forever.

This morning at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, we joined forces with Paul McCartney, Penelope Cruz, Robert Redford, the world’s biggest boy band One Direction and dozens of other famous names to demand that the uninhabited area around the North Pole be protected by the UN and made off-limits to polluters.

More than 100 Hollywood actors, musicians, polar explorers and business leaders have added their names to our Arctic scroll as a symbol of their determination to save the Arctic. Will you join them?

Sign the Arctic scroll and help save the Arctic.

Right now, the uninhabited area around the North Pole belongs to all of us.

But climate change is causing the Arctic ice to melt, destroying polar bear habitats and opening up oil reserves. Instead of seeing this as a warning to humanity, the Arctic nations are getting ready to grab what's left and divide it up among themselves.

In a few weeks, Shell plans to ignite an Arctic oil rush by being the first major oil company to start drilling in the Arctic – all to feed humanity’s addiction to oil.

The irony of this is sickening.

The very companies who are causing climate change and the melting ice get to profit from it, even though they’re destroying precious habitats and endangering wildlife in the process. It’s a vicious circle.

We're not going to sit by while greedy companies and selfish politicians destroy this beautiful, fragile environment. That's why we are demanding that the uninhabited area around the North Pole be protected by the UN and calling for a ban on offshore oil drilling and unsustainable fishing in the Arctic.

But we can’t do this alone. We need to build a movement strong enough to face down the combined might of the Arctic nations, Big Oil and the industrial fishing fleets. We’ve got to show that people from all corners of the globe want the Arctic to be protected.

That’s why we need you to add your name to our Arctic Scroll to show that you’re determined to save the Arctic.

It’s more than just a petition: when 1 million people have signed it, we’ll place those names in an indestructible pod and take it to the Arctic. We’ll lower it through 4km of freezing water, planting your name on the bottom of the ocean at the top of the world. We’ll mark the spot with a Flag for the Future designed by the youth of the world.

Sign the Arctic Scroll and help save the Arctic.

We launched a similar campaign 30 years ago to protect the Antarctic. Nobody thought we would succeed, but we did, mobilising millions to create a world park around the South Pole.

Now the Arctic is calling.

See the full list of actors and actresses, musicians, environmentalists, polar explorers and business leaders who have already signed the Arctic Scroll. You can join them!

Follow live updates.


We need to reforest temperate forests @ US & EU asap



ARCTIC needs to be a national park yes ! not under united nations :- they have the global enviornment facility,was named world conservation bank who grab african land in exchange they pay off there debts......also they are ran by serpent brtherthood masons...higher than illumanti minerva school..................


kill the polar bears

I will slaughter all Polar bears and drown them in my blue waffle

It's a shame people like you lot are still around, maybe once you become consderate and matre you will understand how stupid you look. My bet is that the last 8 people that post are actually young and do not possess considerable opinions. Grow up - then post. 


Anyway.                                                                                                                                     I believe that the Arctic should definately become a protected area! Why should it be destroyed? We have no right to destroy something that was around long before our own existance!

PolarBearKiller123 why does your mind even think up those sick minded images. The huan is a mammal, an animal; the polar bear is a mammal, an animal therefore it has as much a right to live as you but by judging by your comments it probably has a greater right to live than you

I personally would not give such obviously immature and ignorant Internet comments oxygen. 

Great and absolutely vital campaign and I am there. Stop extreme drilling.

Let's just think about this for a second. The Earth is expected to sustain life for another billion years. That's a very long time. In a million years, our descendants will hardly be any closer to the nautral end of the world than we are now. And a million years is a long time. So how do we make the most of this? Exploit the planet for short-term gain. When I watch the news, I see politicians moaning and groaning about the state of our economy. G20. Eurozone. Recession. Which British MP went to Rio? Cleggy. The DEPUTY Prime-Minister. Why? Because David Cameron was at the G20 meeting, because the planet is obviously not worth getting a country out of recession. In fact, the meeting should never have happened, because of the original meeting, which, judging by the result, would have solved all the Earth's problems. It didn't. All our politicians continued to cause recession and then worry about getting out of them again, the whole time doing nothing to protect the planet, but letting it burn.

What of the Arctic oil? Oil has done enough damage as it is, and drilling for this will cause an oil rush, interrupting any progress with renewable energy, just so that some energy providers can make some money. Until it goes pear-shaped and everyone realises what they've done, and it's going to do neither the planet nor these business's reputations any good.

What's driving this? Ignorance. These people do not know the facts, as they simply ignore and play down signs in their mind, so that they can live in their fantasy world in which there is no climate change, and they can carry on investing all they like. Maybe the solution is to make them face the facts, take some responsibility, and ensure that this billion-year empire can exist.

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Its a bit sad when all people have to do is write stupid comments on the internet, do these people wake up in the morning and think how they can get over their sad and meaningless lives? ' oh i know throw a couple of stupid comments up on the internet ..  that will do' 

I see lots of people signing petitions, but what does a petition do? petition is just a bit of paper, i never see anyone get more active.. do people sign petitions just to be hip and cool? and to say that they have signed to show they 'care'?  i feel more awareness iis needed.. the world is half asleep . people dont pay attention.. the media brainwashes constantly .. what with news and advertising.. these people need to be awoken from their deep dark sleep.. the world is like a zombie state .. the planet is dying. yet people are more concerned about material things.. like cars, expensive houses, and weather they have an arse like pippa middleton .. politicians dont care.. to them its all a big power trip .. they are just in it for the ego

I support Greenpeace 100% and have done for 13 years

A Reality Check

International Companies + Tame Governments = "The world is for Sale for a $ "

and its the World Citizens and The Planet who will always Suffer

Lets Support Greenpeace and Educate  Britain so the British Citizens can know more of The Facts and at least Have An Opimion



Brilliant summary of where The World Is right now

Stay out of Politics though !!


I am translator for greenpeace. I love to help and I am so frustrated when people are doing stupid things and trouble nature...

How much fuel is burned and how much CO2 is released with this stupidity:

That's awesome ! Thank you for this post, It was a great read which was extremely helpful.


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