Polar bears and other Arctic wildlife will lose their habitats, and ultimately their lives, without intense public pressure on Pres. Obama and Congress to block Big Oil from doing more damage to the environment.
From Care2 Petition Site:
America’s Arctic is ground zero for climate change. The indicators are everywhere: Permafrost is melting, shorelines are washing away, and record low ice cover is forcing polar bears and other Arctic wildlife to struggle to survive.
To add insult to injury, Shell and other big oil companies want to begin drilling in the Arctic Ocean. This would release an additional 15.8 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere.
Shell’s long list of setbacks and failures over the past year — coupled with the extreme risk for oil spills and further climate destruction in an already-fragile ecosystem — provides overwhelming evidence that the oil and gas industry is not prepared to operate safely in the Arctic Ocean.
President Obama, your climate legacy starts by saying no to Arctic Ocean drilling.
To sign this petition, go to thepetitionsite.com.