You can help save the Arctic – sign the petition!

The vulnerable Arctic

The melting Arctic is under threat from oil drilling, industrial fishing and conflict. The Arctic is one of those places on Earth that are important and fragile, and need to be protected. It may seem like a distant place, but the Arctic acts as the Earth’s heart – regulating our climate and circulating the ocean currents.

The situation now

In 2012, the Arctic sea ice has fallen to the lowest level on record. In just 30 years, more than 75% of sea ice has disappeared. In the last 30 years, we’ve lost as much as three-quarters of the floating sea ice cover at the top of the world. To save the Arctic, we must act today, and Greenpeace heads the campaign for this cause.

“For over 800,000 years, ice has been a permanent feature of the Arctic ocean. It’s melting because of our use of dirty fossil fuel energy, and in the near future it could be ice free for the first time since humans walked the Earth. This would be not only devastating for the people, polar bears, narwhals, walruses and other species that live there – but for the rest of us too.

The ice at the top of the world reflects much of the sun’s heat back into space and keeps our whole planet cool, stabilising the weather systems that we depend on to grow our food. Protecting the ice means protecting us all.” – www.savethearctic.org

Watch the Greenpeace video:

http://www.greenpeace.org.au/blog/ice-and-oil-should-stay-in-the-arctic/

Supporting Greenpeace

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The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support such organisations as Greenpeace, as they encompass similar ideals.

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

How you can help

You can do your part to Save the Arctic by signing the petition and spreading the message that the Arctic ice we all depend on is disappearing fast, and it is up to all of us to demand our world leaders to declare a global sanctuary around the North Pole.

Sign the petition now!

www.savethearctic.org

Read more from Greenpeace:

http://www.greenpeace.org.au/blog/ice-and-oil-should-stay-in-the-arctic/

 

 

 

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