A Homeless Polar Bear in London – Ft. Jude Law and Radiohead

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“If this doesn’t make people want to save the Arctic, I don’t know what will!”

 

Published on 2 Jul 2012 by 

http://www.savethearctic.org – Our leaders won’t listen to her, but they’ll listen to you. What do you have to say to those who want to destroy the Arctic? Tell us in a comment!

Greenpeace, Jude Law, Radiohead and hundreds of thousands of people around the world are coming together to demand we save the Arctic from oil drilling, industrial fishing and militarization. Join us athttp://www.savethearctic.org

In the last 30 years, we’ve lost as much as three-quarters of the floating ice cap at the top of the world. The volume of that sea ice measured by satellites in the summer, when it reaches its smallest, has shrunk so fast that scientists say it’s now in a ‘death spiral’.

For over 800,000 years, ice has been a permanent feature of the Arctic ocean. It’s melting because of our use of dirty fossil fuel energy, and in the near future it could be ice free for the first time since humans walked the Earth. This would be not only devastating for the people, polar bears, narwhals, walruses and other species that live there – but for the rest of us too.

The ice at the top of the world reflects much of the sun’s heat back into space and keeps our whole planet cool, stabilising the weather systems that we depend on to grow our food. Protecting the ice means protecting us all.

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.

PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SIGN THE PETITION – LET’S SAVE THE ARCTIC WHILE WE STILL CAN:http://www.savethearctic.org/

Tell KFC to stop using rainforest destruction before it’s too late!

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We’ve discovered KFC‘s secret recipe and it’s rainforest destructionOur researchers have found that KFC’s throw-away packaging contains rainforest fiber from Indonesia‘s rainforest.

That’s right. KFC is destroying the habitat of the last remaining Sumatran tigers for potato wedges and 12-piece buckets of extra crispy chicken. It’s disgusting.

KFC gets the paper for its packaging from a notoriously destructive company called Asia Pulp & Paper (APP). And APP is driving rainforest destruction in Indonesia at an alarming rate to meet KFC’s demands — leaving endangered Sumatran tigers with nowhere to go.

Don’t let fast food packaging be the end of the Sumatran tiger and everything else that calls the Indonesian rainforest home. Help us expose the truth behind KFC’s real recipe. Tell KFC to stop serving up fast food in forest destruction by taking action today!

Please sign this petition:-https://secure3.convio.net/gpeace/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1116&s_src=TAF&s_subsrc=Facebook

Greenpeace – Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf.

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The White House and BP have been hiding the truth about the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf.

The (horrible) picture below is of a “critically endangered” Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle. It’s just one of many never-before-seen images we’ve obtained that paints a very different picture than what we were being told at the time. We have to act.
Demand the Truth. Take Action!
Other pictures show garbage bags full of dead sea turtles, a dolphin struggling to hold on for life in the poisoned water and sperm whales swimming through a sheen of oil. What else about the Gulf disaster is the White House and Big Oil hiding from the public before they finish the settlement?

It’s not too late. The government has yet to announce the amount of money BP owes for the damages caused by the disaster.

Take action and demand that the White House immediately make publicly available all the images, files and documentation before they reach a settlement with BP.

It’s important that the public know exactly what BP is being held accountable for and that the White House is holding the oil giant to it in the settlement.

President Obama likes to talk about how much land and coastal area his administration has opened up for drilling. The administration has even given oil giant Shell the green light to drill for oil in the pristine waters off the coast of Alaska this summer. Is this damage the risk that the administration finds acceptable with offshore drilling?

Enough. Tell the White House to publicly release everything they have around the Gulf disaster, make BP pay what they owe and put a stop to ALL new offshore drilling right now.

Tell the State Department to Stand Up for Marine Reserves

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Tell the State Department that you care about the health of our oceans and urge them to either take the lead on establishing a network of marine reserves or to get out of the way this summer.

There’s almost no protection at all for the world’s oceans. And it shows…

  • Companies like Chicken of the Sea are pushing some tuna and shark species to the brink of extinction in the Pacific Ocean with their destructive fishing practices.
  • Industrial fishing vessels are destroying the breathtaking coral habitats of the Bering Sea canyons and putting an entire ecosystem at risk.
  • Japanese, Icelandic and Norwegian whaling vessels continue to ignore international law and kill thousands of majestic whales from the Southern Ocean to the North Atlantic each year.

These challenges can be addressed together with a single solution — a network of fully protected marine reserves. So why is the State Department standing in the way?

It’s time they took action to protect our oceans. Urge them to take the lead in establishing a network of marine reserves before it’s too late.

Right now, less than one percent of the world’s oceans are set aside as marine reserves. That’s why we’re working on a global agreement which would allow the international community to establish a network of marine reserves on the high seas. Unfortunately, the US government seems to be standing in the way of these efforts by refusing to join along with other countries who are in favor of developing a new agreement to create a network of marine reserves.

The high seas are like the Wild West at the moment. It might be good for the companies that are making billions off the destruction, but it is killing our oceans. If we don’t start protecting and managing our oceans they aren’t going to survive. Marine reserves are a proven and cost effective tool for protecting biodiversity, rebuilding fish populations, and enhancing fisheries in surrounding areas.

The best chance we have to get the international community on the right path toward creating a network of protected areas is this summer in Brazil. The US delegation is developing their position right now. It’s the perfect time to let them know you are paying attention.

A global network of fully protected marine reserves would benefit sea turtles, whales, tuna, seals, narwhals and any other creature (including humans) that you can think of. We’ll be at the meetings this summer working hard for this outcome. Without your support, it won’t matter.

Send your letter to the State Department today and tell them that we need the US to join the G77, the European Union, and most of the rest of the world in standing up for marine reserves.

Greenpeace – Inspiring Action

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A very thought-provoking video – This fragile Earth needs action – It needs you

Greenpeace – Inspiring Action

Asia Pulp and Paper is using ILLEGAL rainforest timber at their pulp mill!

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Greenpeace Video – Help Save Sumatran Tigers – March 2010

A year-long investigation by Greenpeace reveals how the world’s third largest paper producer APP (Asia Pulp and Paper) is involved in gross violations of Indonesian laws.

This includes the trade in ramin, an internationally protected tree species. Some of the international companies involved in APP’s rainforest destruction scandal include Xerox, National Geographic and Danone.

Ramin trees are an internationally protected species and come from Indonesia’s peat swamp forests, which are home to the endangered Sumatran tiger. Only 400 remain in the wild.

Act with us: tell these companies to stop doing business with APP until they clean uptheir act!

The following major companies around the world are still implicated in APP’s illegal -timber scandal, because they have been shown to buy or retail products from APP that contain rainforest fibre: Xerox, Walmart, Countdown, Collins Debden, Acer, Barnes&Noble, Parragon, and Constable & Robinson. You can send an email to their CEOs right now, demanding the act on this information and stop using APP products.

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), one of the world’s largest producers of pulp and paper, has been caught red-handed with an internationally protected species, ramin, at their main pulp mill in Indonesia.

This violates Indonesian laws governing the logging and trade in this protected species and shows that APP’s public claim to have “zero tolerance for illegal timber” is yet more inaccurate greenwash.

Ramin grows in peatland swamp forests – which are also habitat for the endangered Sumatran tiger, only 400 remain in the wild. Inside forest concessions now controlled by APP areas of peatland swamp forest twice the size of New York City have been cleared since 2001 – when logging in ramin was officially banned.

Please Sign:- Major companies like Xerox are using APP paper – tell them all to act now

http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/

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