An Oil Free America: Don't Drill the Arctic Seabed

An Oil Free America aims to minimize the effects of the environmentally destructive oil industry in terms of carbon dioxide emissions, oil spills, and harm to ecosystems. Our NGO aims to prevent oil drilling in the Arctic in particular because climate change is the most evident in this region and its ecosystems are already under threat. Therefore, allowing the Arctic to be drilled will further aggravate the climate change in this region which will in turn cause sea levels to rise, harm local habitats and species even further, and also hurt the communities whose livelihood depend on the Arctic area.

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Evident in our name, an Oil Free America strives to actualize an America that no longer relies on oil as a source of energy. Our NGO aims to reduce the nation’s dependence on oil by educating the public on the environmental footprint of oil as well as the dangers of oil drilling and exploration in the Arctic, advocating the use of alternative green energy sources, promoting the use of cleaner alternatives to driving such as zero-emission vehicles, and raising awareness of and funding for green energy technologies.

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    12 months ago Comments: Bobbyd is right check out this article..people need to be smart about the gileacrs and global warming: The few plants that live in Antarctica today are hardy hangers-on, growing just a few weeks out of the year and surviving poor soil, lack of rain and very little sunlight. But long ago, some parts of Antarctica were almost lush.New research finds that between about 15 million and 20 million years ago, plant life thrived on the coasts of the southernmost continent. Ancient pollen samples suggest that the landscape was a bit like today's Chilean Andes: grassy tundra dotted with small trees.This vegetated period peaked during the middle Miocene, when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were around 400 to 600 parts per million. (Today, driven by fossil fuel use, atmospheric carbon dioxide has climbed to 393 parts per million.)As a result, global temperatures warmed.Antarctica followed suit. During this period, summer temperatures on the continent were 20 degrees Fahrenheit (11 degrees Celsius) warmer than today, researchers reported June 17 in the journal Nature Geoscience. When the planet heats up, the biggest changes are seen toward the poles, study researcher Jung-Eun Lee, a scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in a statement. The southward movement of rain bands made the margins of Antarctica less like a polar desert and more like present-day Iceland.
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