Save the Arctic

Last edited 14 March 2014 at 1:26pm

The fragile Arctic is under threat from both climate change and oil drilling. As climate change melts the Arctic ice, oil companies are moving in to extract more of the fossil fuels that caused the melt in the first place. But above the Arctic circle, freezing temperatures, a narrow drilling window and a remote location mean that an oil spill would be almost impossible to deal with. It's a catastrophe waiting to happen. Greenpeace is working to halt climate change and to stop this new oil rush at the top of the world.

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Colourful postcard addressed to the Norwegian Embassy

It’s Time for Norway to Show Leadership on Arctic Protection

Over the past few months, more than 3,000 people all around the country signed handwritten postcards addressed to Her Excellency Ms Mona Juul, the Norwegian...
Posted by Trillia Fidei - 18 May, 2016 - 16:57
Emma and Sophie Thompson jump over a fence

Lights, camera, direct action: 6 times Emma Thompson spoke up for the planet

Today Emma Thompson and her sister Sophie are occupying a fracking site. The actors are using whisks, spoons & cake to challenge fracking with their...
Posted by Danielle Boobyer - 27 April, 2016 - 10:01

We kicked out Shell, but there’s a new threat to the Arctic

Together we kicked out Shell, 7 million people across the world stopped Shell’s expansion into the Arctic last year. Later in the year nations came together in...
Posted by Mads Flarup Chr... - 2 March, 2016 - 12:05

Where Does Greenpeace Stand on Seal Hunting?

Late last year, I was interviewed about Greenpeace’s position on seal hunting by the American news channel MSNBC. I think it’s important to clarify where we...
Posted by Jon Burgwald - 22 January, 2016 - 12:19
Climate march

Shell’s out of the Arctic: 3 things you could do next!

Three weeks ago, we woke up to the news of Shell leaving the Arctic. I personally woke up and googled ‘Shell Arctic’ first thing in the morning. We knew that...
Posted by aksheykalra - 19 October, 2015 - 17:53

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