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Pawn Pa­tel from Min­nesota pre­pares to take a mid­night swim in the Arc­tic at Bar­row, the USA’s north­ern­most city. Bar­row, in Alaska, has be­come the new fron­tier in the fight against cli­mate change, with ac­tivists op­pos­ing Shell’s plans to do off­shore ex­plo­ration drilling in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea, about 160km from Bar­row. De­spite the protests, Shell’s drilling rig, the Po­lar Pi­o­neer, left Seat­tle’s har­bour for the Arc­tic on 15 June. The Arc­tic holds about 27bn bar­rels of re­cov­er­able oil, ac­cord­ing to US gov­ern­ment es­ti­mates.

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