Greepeace Releases a New Film Against Arctic Drilling
GreenPeace released the film A Song of Oil, Ice and Fire, featuring possible consequences to the Arctic ecosystem if the oil company Shell begins drilling. The film contends with the destruction caused by oil companies in an allegorical way, depicting the burning of classing paintings including: “Pearblossom Highway” by David Hockney, “Christina’s World” by Andrew Wyeth and “An Arctic Summer: Boring Through the Pack in Melville Bay” by William Bradford.
According to Greenpeace, the US government and Shell’s management are aware of a 75% chance of an oil spill in the Chukchi Sea, which will negatively impact the Russian coastal zone and Wrangel Island. Despite that threat Shell is proceeding with their drilling plan.
“None of the oil spills can be cleaned up completely, especially in the climatic conditions of the Arctic. There is no proper technique. Furthermore, Shell will be drilling in an open sea, hundreds of miles from the Alaska’s coast, where the technical capabilities will be limited. There is nothing there except for the sea, ice, and nobody but whales, walruses and polar bears. If Shell will start drilling, the animals will disappear very soon,” writes GreenPeace.