The campaign has seen a plethora of stars – including Paul McCartney, One Direction, Robert Redford and many more – join forces with Greenpeace to demand that oil drilling and unsustainable fishing are banned in Arctic waters.
“As the Arctic sea ice melts, polar bears are being forced to go far beyond their normal habitat to find food and look after their young,” says Jude Law about the film. "This film is a powerful expression of how our fates are intertwined, because climate change is affecting all of us no matter where we live.
“Right now a handful of oil companies are trying to carve up the Arctic for the sake of their next quarterly results but a global movement is growing to stop them. I stand with hundreds of thousands of others who think the area should be made into a sanctuary, protected from corporate greed for good.”
Shell is due to begin exploratory drilling at two offshore sites in the Alaskan Arctic in the coming weeks. If Shell is successful this summer, an Arctic oil rush will be sparked and the push to carve up the region will accelerate. Russian oil giant Gazprom is also pushing into the offshore Arctic this year.
“We have to stop the oil giants pushing into the Arctic,” says Radiohead singer Thom Yorke. “An oil spill in the Arctic would devastate this region of breathtaking beauty, while burning that oil will only add to the biggest problem we all face, climate change. That’s why I’m backing this campaign.”
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