Hurricane frequency, extreme rainfall, snowfall, and other events suggest that more vigorous atmospheric circulation and ocean warming are having a profound effect on the weather.
One of the United States’ most respected and largest scientific organizations, the American Geophysical Union, (AGU) stated,
“As best as can be determined, the world is now warmer than it has been at any point in the last two millennia, and, if current trends continue, by the end of the century it will likely be hotter than at any point in the last two million years.”
Our Changing Climate
Close to 90 % of the Antarctic Peninsula glaciers and Greenland’s ice are melting rapidly.
Due to overwhelming climate change, sea levels have also risen 6-8 inches in the past century. The worlds oceans could rise close to a couple of hundred feet (60-80 meters) if all of Antarctica were to melt.
Coastal erosion due to declining sea ice is also forcing coastal towns to relocate.
Droughts have become more widespread and frequent due to our changing climate. For example, in Africa since 1970, droughts have increased close to 30%. Warmer temperatures have evaporated available moisture and are drying up marginal farmlands.
Additional effects of overwhelming climate change show that glaciers and Arctic sea ice are rapidly melting. The loss of Arctic ice allows oil drillers and fishing industries access to this pristine environment and they are making a mad dash to the Arctic to drill for oil and unsustainable industrial fishing.
More Reasons Why We Want to Save the Arctic
Many of us want to save the Arctic from companies destroying this unspoiled and essential area.
There are over seven billion people on this planet that rely on the sun’s rays reflecting on the Arctic. Weather patterns are shaped by the Arctic and contribute to our health by providing the necessary climate to grow food and prosper in healthy climates.
Currently, no country owns the Arctic; however, companies and countries are working at cutting it up in unsustainable ways.
The Arctic ice we all depend on is rapidly, disappearing.
For the first time since humans walked the Earth, it could be ice free very soon.
The loss of Arctic ice and consequences of oil drilling and unsustainable industrial fishing would be devastating for the indigenous people, polar bears, narwhals, walruses and other species living in this region — and for the rest of us, as well.
Greenpeace and other non-profit, non-governmental organizations are at the forefront and want us to join them to Save the Arctic.
Please view this most recent and short (1 minute, 36 seconds) video
After all, we are just borrowing life sustaining miracles from planet Earth. Joining us in our attempt to Save the Arctic is a fine and just effort and commitment to sustain life.
The melting ice in the Arctic is threatened from conflict, industrial fishing and oil drilling.
You have it in your power to help us Save The Arctic.
Our lives depend on the health of the Arctic, but governments and companies want to drill for oil in the rapidly melting waters. We need to protect the Arctic waters from industrial fishing and oil drilling.
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