ice, on which existence we all depend, is melting and it´s melting
fast. During the last 30 years we have
lost aprox. 3/4
of the total of ice layer.
layer reflexes most of the sun´s heat back to the space, which helps to
protect the Eart from overheating and keep the meteorological systems
need do protect the Arctic's ice layer, to protect us all. Even if it
sounds unreal and distant, that Arctic's ice can actually melt, it is
indeed vital for the Earth's climatic existence.
To protect us from the
catastrophical effects of the climat change it's essencial to keep
the growth of the temperature under 2ºC. If it's going to get more
than that Arctic's ice will dissapear.
And what is going to happen then?
Seasons, hervests, food we can produce, forests, seas' levels, animal
species will change for ever.
Arctic is facing an enormous
danger since the huge oil company: Shell has some ambitious plans of
exploitation of the oil resources in this area and it is planned to start
this year with installing five exploratory wells in the territory of
the Arctic's Sea.
To perform the drills, machines
will break the icebergs that would appear on their way, afterwards
the spare ice will be melted by the huge hoses with hot water.
If we let them do that the
catastrophy is just about to ocurre.
It is unacceptable to perform the
drills in such a fragile ecosystems, the natural inhabitats of the:
polar bears, arctic foxes and a lot of more unique species.
An oil spill in this area would
be impossible to contain and would cause more damage than the Golf
of Mexico environmental disaster.
To prevent it from
happening it is necesary to implement some solutions that would help
us to stop the climat change. The special attention should be put on
the transport industry, the one which consumes the mayor quantity of
oil and which is the mayor cause of the global warming. We should
also support the renowable sopurces of energy, politics and the international
agreements which gets to reduce the global CO2 emission.
should embark on the path towards a 100% oil-free future, insisting
on the energetic revolution in transport industry, based on
sustainable mobility, more efficient vehicles and the introduction of
renewable energy sources in transport.