20 Sep '12, 8am

MPs call for end to Arctic oil drilling

MPs call for end to Arctic oil drilling

Today’s calls from MPs to halt Arctic oil and gas drilling could not have come at a more crucial time for the region. Latest figures from the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) show that sea ice levels in the Arctic are almost half of what existed there 30 years ago when satellite records began. Each summer the Arctic sea ice reaches its annual minimum before it starts to refreeze and reform ahead of winter. But climate models now predict that the Arctic could be virtually free of summer sea ice within a generation, largely due to climate change. This week too, Shell announced that a critical part of its so-called 'Arctic containment system' had been damaged during testing. Our polar expert Rod Downie points out: “This is further evidence that Shell’s pursuit of hydrocarbons in the Arctic is reckless. It is completely irresponsible to drill for oil in such a frag...

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