Right now, the Arctic is melting because of our use of dirty fossil fuel energy. In the near future, it could be ice free for the first time since humans walked the earth.
In the last 30 years, we've lost as much as three-quarters of the floating ice cap at the top of the world. Scientists say it's now in a 'death spiral.'
To save the Arctic, we have to act today. Join the 3 million strong movement of people who want the Arctic kept safe for future generations. When we reach our target, we'll plant it as a Flag for the Future on top of the world.
Thirty years ago, we launched a similar campaign to protect the Antarctic. Nobody thought we would succeed, but we did, and we created a world park around the South Pole. Now the Arctic is calling.
There are seven billion of us on our planet. Each and every one of us is affected by the health of the Arctic: by reflecting the sun's rays off its ice, the Arctic shapes our weather patterns and the food we grow and eat.
By stopping the new oil rush in the Arctic we are creating the conditions for a radical change in how we power our lives, accelerating the clean energy revolution that will fuel the future for our children.
That is why I'm signing this petition - along with one million others - to show that our shared vision of a green, peaceful, healthy planet depends on an Arctic protected by us all.
We must act urgently to create a global sanctuary and stop oil drilling and industrial fishing in Arctic waters. Stand with us and protect the Arctic.