22 Apr '11, 6am

LIVE: we've scaled and occupied Cairn's Arctic rig | Greenpeace UK

Brilliant stuff. The Arctic is one of the most delicate environments on the plane - iIf you want bitter irony, consider this: The arctic is not only particularly vulnerable to the kind of oil spills that we saw a year ago in the gulf of mexico, it's also the part of our planet that's most vulnerable to global warming, and is warming much faster than the rest of the planet. Stopping this rig will help protect the Arctic from the risk of devestating Deepwater Horizon-style accidents. But without the kind of change that gets us off oil for good, climate change is going to do it's own kind of devestation there - just a bit more discreetly.

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/live-weve-scale...

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