Polar bears protest against Arctic oil drillers

Greenpeace has pulled two actions against Gazprom, demanding that the Russian energy company scrap its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic.

In Moscow, campaigners dressed as polar bears set up their own Arctic sanctuary outside the Gazprom headquarters, while in Berlin, a leaking oil pipe spewed fake oil in front of a Gazprom office, as a reminder of how difficult it would be to clean up a spill in the frozen north.

Not only would a spill in the Arctic be impossible to clean up, we cannot afford to release vast amounts of new greenhouse gases if we’re serious about tackling global climate change. As sea ice in the high north reaches record low levels, it is clear the Arctic is in crisis and we must act to save it.  

Eleven activists were arrested in Moscow. Here’s how you can support them and join the Arctic movement.


Arctic campaigners arrested in Moscow. Pic: Greenpeace


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