Monday was a taste of victory for many climate change activists after Shell announced it would put a stop to its offshore drilling that the Royal Dutch company began this summer in the Alaskan Arctic.
Environmental groups are celebrating after Shell announced its abandonment of offshore drilling exploration in the Arctic. “This is a victory for everyone who has stood up for the Arctic.”
Breaking News: Shell Oil calls it quits and abandons drilling in the Arctic.
With the Arctic warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, the Arctics waterways (mosquito breeding grounds) are melting up to several weeks sooner. Thus, mosquitoes are hatching earlier and earlier. This is not good for both wildlife and humans.
Polar bears may be in decline because of climate change and many in the Arctic are already suffering from food shortages. Change needs to occur now in order to help save these poor animals.
Alaska is being affected by global warming more dramatically than any other state. Yet why are we allowing the oil and gas industries to lead the way to even worse climate disruption for the entire world?
With more than 28 new fossil fuel export projects slated for the Pacific Northwest, a people-powered resistance movement has formed against fossil fuel. “Coal, Oil, Gas: None shall pass.”
A rapid rise in sea levels has scientists warning us that this could lead to a number of climate change “feedbacks” that could shut down the oceans’ circulation. This doesn’t look good for coastal cities come the future.