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.

Campaign updates

5 Ways that People Power Helped Defeat Shell

Shell just announced it’s giving up on drilling for oil in the Alaskan Arctic. This is a huge victory for millions of people all around the world who opposed...
Posted by Trillia Fidei - 5 October, 2015 - 13:48

VICTORY: 3 Years of People vs Shell

 After 3 years of campaigning to stop Arctic drilling, we’ve just heard that Shell is backing out of drilling in the Alaskan Arctic. Millions of us across...
Posted by India Thorogood - 28 September, 2015 - 14:23

Ode to Aurora - an Arctic Roar poem

Yesterday, 64 activists, Emma Thompson and First Nations activists and artist Audrey Siegl were outside Shell's London HQ with Aurora, the giant polar bear...
Posted by Claire Donner - 3 September, 2015 - 10:01

Celebrities Join 7 million Worldwide to Defend the Arctic

60 iconic celebrities have joined the movement of 7 million people worldwide in a resounding global call for Arctic protection. Stella McCartney, Kate...
Posted by Trillia Fidei - 28 July, 2015 - 11:42

Shell's Arctic failures - a campaign briefing

In January 2015, Royal Dutch Shell confirmed that it intended, subject to regulatory approval, to resume its US Arctic drilling programme. Shell’s exploration...
Posted by Ellen Booth - 8 July, 2015 - 11:07

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