Kumi Naidoo tells his truth: The Arctic
Posted on December 23, 2012 by climrevol
Last year the international executive director of Greenpeace went to the Arctic and scaled a deep sea oil rig. He was following the footsteps of twenty brave activists who had been arrested after stopping five days of reckless Arctic drilling. This is his truth:
“The Arctic oil rush is such a serious threat to the climate, to this beautiful fragile place and to our hopes for a better future.
For me this is one of the defining environmental battles of our age, it’s a fight for sanity against the madness of those who see the disappearance of the Arctic sea ice as an opportunity to profit. As the ice retreats the oil companies want to send the rigs in and drill for the fossil fuels that got us into this mess in the first place.
Fossil fuel driven climate change is already making life hard for millions. I have seen this first hand where I come from in Africa and it will only get worse unless we can phase out our addiction to oil.”
Join the Greenpeace campaign to save the Arctic now.