27 Feb '12, 10am

Seven of us climbed up that drillship to stop Arctic drilling, but 133,000 of us came down | Greenpeace UK

Seven of us climbed up that drillship to stop Arctic drilling, but 133,000 of us came down | Greenpeace UK

As we sat anxiously in the office last Friday waiting for the 'we made it' call we never dreamed that four days later we would have witnessed such a massive media storm, such overwhelming global support and such tenacity from our friends who hung on so long. This has been a fitting first chapter for what will undoubtedly be an epic battle. The battle to save one of the most beautiful, unique and iconic places on earth from the seemingly insatiable greed of the oil industry. A battle to save the world from climate change - the greatest threat we face today. Throughout this time Shell has tried to say it wants to talk, to explain how it can drill safely in the frozen Arctic, and that there's nothing to worry about. But both common sense and scientific consensus tells us there is no way to safely drill up there in the frozen north. A spill in the icey Arctic seas would be imp...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/seven-us-climbe...

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