A new Arctic oil rush has begun. Reckless companies like Shell and Gazprom want to invade the fragile Arctic, risking a devastating oil spill for only three years worth of oil.
If oil companies are allowed to drill in one of the world's most extreme, isolated, and unpredictable environments, a deadly oil spill is not a question of if - but when. Far from emergency help, toxic oil could leak unchecked beneath the ice for years.
An oil spill would have a catastrophic, and possibly irreversible, impact on the entire Arctic ecosystem. Act now to stop an oil spill in the Arctic before it starts.Sign now
The Arctic is home to incredible wildlife, from majestic polar bears to fierce walruses and mysterious narwhals. But all Arctic species depend on sea ice to survive, and the ice is vanishing with terrifying speed.
Without sea ice to hunt, rest, and breed, the very survival of polar bears and other wildlife is under threat. Mother polar bears, weak and starving, have trouble reproducing. Their cubs must fight the odds to survive into adulthood.
Unless we take action soon, experts warn that polar bears could disappear completely from the Arctic in the next 100 years. Act now to protect their home.Sign now
The Arctic is the world's air conditioner, but amid global climate change it's warming twice as fast as the rest of the world. In the last 30 years 75% percent of sea ice has disappeared.
The ice at the top of the world reflects much of the sun’s heat back into space and keeps our whole planet cool, stabilizing the weather systems that we depend on to grow our food.
But thanks to dirty fossil fuel energy, the Arctic could soon be completely ice-free. This would not only be devastating for the wildlife and people that live there - but for the rest of us, too. Protecting the ice means protecting us all.Sign now
Ask world leaders to create a global sanctuary in the uninhabited area around the North Pole, and a ban on oil drilling and industrial fishing in Arctic waters.
Sign the petition to join your voice to the movement of millions who believe that the Arctic belongs to all of us - and must be protected by us all.Sign now