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#2thePole: Josefina Skerk

#2thePole: Josefina Skerk

Josefina Skerk (Sweden) is one of four young people who will attempt something truly unique: in April 2013 they will trek to the North Pole and lower a flag 4km to the seabed. Attached to the flag will be a capsule containing more than two and a half million signatures calling for a sanctuary in the uninhabited area around the pole.

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#2thePole: amateur explorers to plant flag on seabed to protect the Arctic – join them!

#2thePole: amateur explorers to plant flag on seabed to protect the Arctic – join them!

This April, four young people will attempt something truly unique: to trek to the North Pole and lower a flag 4km to the seabed. Attached to the flag will be a capsule containing more than two and a half million signatures calling for a sanctuary in the uninhabited area around the pole.

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Vicious Circle narrated by John Hurt

Vicious Circle narrated by John Hurt

The campaign was launched today because the Arctic Circle is defined as the area of the globe where on the summer solstice – June 21st – the sun doesn’t set for a whole day.

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.

It is time to Save the Arctic.

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