We cannot plant ice
Once it is gone- its gone
We say HANDS OFF!
From the Arctic to the Antarctic Arctic Angels are committed to protecting our Global Commons. As next generation voices of influence we use our networks to collaborate in ensuring policy makers to act with urgency to protect our planet. Once its gone – its gone! The ice is melting much faster than scientists expected - we cannot plant ice.
The Polar Icecaps are critical thermostats of the Earth and the poles are warming at an alarming rate. As the ice melts it not only causes sea level rise, threatening coastal cities like Miami and Jakarta and drowning islands like Palau and the Maldives. Carbon emissions also accelerate. As the capacity of ice to reflect heat diminishes, the oceans warm, challenging the entire ocean ecosystems. The habitat of Arctic and Antarctic species like Polar bears, penguins, walruses and whales is severely compromised.
These last pristine landscapes need our protection NOW! There are plans for oil and gas drilling while the rest of the world is calling to keep it in the ground…..crazy. Right now there is seismic blasting, mapping the sea bed for exploitation of minerals in the breeding ground of whales. Russia and China plan to break a shipping channel through the ice. Russia has just towed a nuclear power station into Arctic waters and there are unconfirmed reports of a (failed) nuclear missile test.