Because what happens in the Arctic is a matter that affects us all, I demand that it be protected. Jorge, Sevilla #voices4arctic
The Arctic is melting faster and faster. Over 7.5 million people from all over the world have already raised their voices to call for its protection. Two weeks ago the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise set off from the Netherlands carrying a very special load: the voices of eight million people. Messages from around the globe calling for governments to save the Arctic from threats such as oil drilling and destructive fishing.
Watch world renowned italian pianist and composer ludovico einaudi has performed a historic concert, set on a floating platform in the arctic ocean. This at the backdrop of the Wahlenbergbreen glacier (in Svalbard, Norway).
Here are a few of the reasons why:
- For its unique wildlife, including polar bears, narwhals and Arctic foxes
- For future generations
- Because it regulates the climate
- Because it is a global treasure worth protecting from corporate greed
created in collaboration with greenpeace, the timing of the performance coincides with a week-long meeting of the OSPAR commission in tenerife, spain — a platform which could see protected areas set up in international arctic waters.
THE ARCTIC NEEDS YOUR VOICE
This year we can protect the first area of the Arctic Sanctuary. Help us make it happen. Save the Arctic!
Photo credit: Greenpeace / © pedro armestre