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On Saturday more than 20,000 people took to the streets in more than 30 countries across the globe to celebrate the Arctic and demand protection for this unique region of the world. "Ice Ride," a global day of action to save the Arctic, is a call for the creation of a protected sanctuary around the North Pole to save marine life, including iconic animals such as polar bears and walruses.
More than 20,000 people in more than 30 countries joined #IceRide this weekend. #SaveTheArctic pic.twitter.com/tzVZRrfLcI
— Save The Arctic (@savethearctic) October 6, 2014
#IceRide participants are demanding bold policies that deal with the warming temperatures that are heating up the Arctic faster than any other place on the planet, and oil companies and destructive fisheries to be banned from the entire Arctic Ocean region.
#IceRide in Washington DC. Great day to #SaveTheArctic from #Shell! #IceRide2014 #ICycle4Arctic via @MarcelaBT pic.twitter.com/dMX0uCOi99
— Greenpeace USA (@greenpeaceusa) October 4, 2014
"During the past decade, we have been experiencing continuous extreme weather events such as unusual monsoon, floods and unpredicted rainfalls," said Sakorn Songma, president of CAN Thailand. "Protecting the Arctic means protecting Thailand's rice production."
Biking for the #Arctic. Join #IceRide in a place near you this Saturday Oct 4 http://t.co/aIxna9md4o #SaveTheArctic pic.twitter.com/65niMlGF2b
— Kumi Naidoo (@kuminaidoo) October 3, 2014
Bikes were the symbol for this global day of Arctic action since bikes are possibly the most powerful and yet simple solution toward a sustainable and oil-free planet.
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