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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
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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.
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