Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What's happening to the Arctic?

On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about offshore oil drilling in the Arctic. With 30 per cent of the world's undiscovered natural-gas reserves and 10 per cent of all oil reserves, oil companies are now lobbying governments to expand drilling in Arctic waters. How will the Arctic's fragile ecosystem be affected by oil drilling and a possible spill? Join us at 10 or email Feedback@Yourcallradio.org. Who makes the drilling decisions? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Ben Ayliffe, an Arctic campaigner for Greenpeace

Richard Steiner, marine conservationist and an oil spill expert

Peter Wadhams, professor of ocean physics at the University of Cambridge, and an Arctic expert

Click to Listen: What's happening to the Arctic?