For millennia people lived in the Arctic alongside some of the most elusive and majestic animals, and in some of the toughest conditions anywhere on Earth.
But now all that is changing. The Arctic is heating up rapidly.
The Arctic is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the Earth, straining ecosystems and causing more sea ice to melt each year. Without its cooling effect, much of our world would look and feel very different. In short our fate is tied to this frozen world.
The melting Arctic is a warning we must heed. There's still time to avert the worst impacts of climate change - but only if people and governments demand urgent action.
Oil companies want to take advantage of the melting Arctic to drill for more of the stuff that caused this mess in the first place. This is unacceptable.
The Arctic is home to more than 4 million people, including Indigenous communities. As they stand up to protect their homes and livelihoods, people around the world stand with them.
The Arctic is home to awe-inspiring wildlife. But without sea ice they struggle to survive, as trash and pollutants contaminate their pristine home. An oil spill here could spell disaster.
Together with millions of you, we’ve achieved victories that seemed impossible.
When we first said we were going to save the Arctic, they told us it would be impossible. Within a month, over a million people had signed up to defend the Arctic.
The Arctic 30 were arrested and imprisoned for peacefully protesting Arctic oil. Millions of people demanded their release. After three months in Russian jail, they were released, to continue the fight.
After more than a million people asked LEGO to stop cleaning up oil's reputation and end its partnership with Shell, LEGO pulled the plug on a decades-long sponsorship deal.
As the narrow Arctic drilling window closed, acrobatic activists hung from the St. Johns bridge in Portland to prevent a Shell oil vessel from leaving for the Alaskan Arctic.
World renowned composer and pianist, Ludovico Einaudi, performed his beautiful ‘Elegy for the Arctic’ at the retreating ice edge. The world listened.
The people of Clyde River stood up to and stopped seismic blasting in their waters, which would have changed their home forever. They took the fight all the way to Canada’s Supreme Court, and won. Now we’re taking the Norwegian government to court to stop their plans for new Arctic oil.