GREENPEACE HAVE MOUNTED A CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT ARCTIC EXPLOITATION WHICH IS NOW “DOABLE” AS SUMMER ICE COVER HAS REACHED ALL TIME LOWS.
SIGN THEIR PETITION AT http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/ to stop this before it starts.
Greenpeace activists have chained themselves to anchor lines preparing to launch Shell’s Arctic exploration. This seasons ice melt has been calamitous, with outcomes for the coming decades, which the 2007 I.P.C.C. reports put “towards the end of the century”.
George Monbiot’s latest article forces the environment movement to consider whether the term “Sustainability” is now a dirty word ;
“As I write, activists from Greenpeace, whom I regard as heroes, are chained to Gazprom’s supply vessel, preventing the rig from operating. These people are stepping in where all governments have failed. David Cameron, who still claims to lead the greenest government ever, is no longer hugging huskies. In June he struck an agreement with the Norwegian prime minister “to enable sustainable development of Arctic energy”. Sustainable development, of course, means drilling for oil.”
For millions of years the Arctic ice has regulated the planets temperatures to a level conducive to human habitation, this years record melt eclipses the 2007 “record” with 3 weeks of the summer season left.