By Bryant Gilmore
Because of environmental and climactic changes, the Arctic has experienced a fluctuation of changes over the years and according to Greenpeace’s official site, oil companies and other conglomerates are using this to their advantage to divide up what is left for exploration. But Greenpeace is ready for this to stop.“We’re not going to sit by while greedy companies and selfish politicians destroy this beautiful, fragile environment," the group says. "That’s why we are demanding that the uninhabited area around the North Pole be protected by the UN and calling for a ban on offshore oil drilling and unsustainable fishing in the Arctic.”
One Direction joins other celebs like Edward Norton, Emily Blunt, Woody Harrelson, Robert Redford, Sir Paul McCartney, Pamela Anderson, Radiohead, Penelope Cruz, Hugh Grant, Lucy Lawless and Rita Ora, who have added their names to a list that they hope will reach a million signatures to help Greenpeace in their quest.
Greenpeace will “place those names in an indestructible pod and take it to the Arctic. We’ll lower it through 4km of freezing water, planting your name on the bottom of the ocean at the top of the world. We’ll mark the spot with a Flag for the Future designed by the youth of the world.” Even One Directioner Liam James took to his Twitter and offered a heartfelt plea, “if you love polar bears like me then you need to look at this too.”
If you want to save polar bears like Liam, you can add your name to the list by visiting Greenpeace's website.
When they’re not dominating the charts or saving the planet, the boy banders are gearing up for a performance at the closing ceremonies at the London Olympics alongside another British blockbuster – Adele.