On May 15th, more than one million people called on President Barack Obama to save the Arctic from oil drilling. Petitions with more than a million signatures were delivered by citizens, Alaska residents and environmental leaders to the White House, where citizens gathered to ask the president to stop Shell Oil from drilling this summer.
“Shell’s ships are already on the way to drill in the icy Arctic waters, putting human life, polar bears and whales at risk in harsh, stormy conditions,” said Miyoko Sakashita, oceans director at the Center for Biological Diversity, which has worked for many years to keep offshore drilling out of the Arctic Ocean. “President Obama has a small window to stop Shell from spoiling the Arctic, and that’s exactly what people across the country are asking him to do.”-- Alex Ralston, Center for Biological Diversity
After all, do we really want to drive any species to extinction, including species like the Polar Bear? Before we drive any more species to extinction, may be we should stop and think about extinction before it is too late.
|How Much Do You Know About Extinction?|
Scientists with the Alliance for Zero Extinction are concerned that public perception about species extinctions may not be based on true facts.
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After all, do we really want to create and live in a world where species like the Polar Bear can only be found in zoos?