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Don't Wreck Christmas, Save My Home In The Arctic, Pleads Santa (PICTURES/VIDEO)

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Santa Claus has a simple message for the world this year: If we don't act now, Christmas will be cancelled.

In a video message from the North Pole, forced to address the world’s people while lit by a single torch beam from a shabby hut, a disheveled Claus admits defeat.

He and his elves are on the brink of losing their home, workshop and livelihoods, due to the effects of global warming, he explains.

“I have written personally to President Obama, President Putin, all world leaders. Sadly my letters have been met with indifference,” says Santa.

“Needless to say these individuals are now…at the top of my naughty list.”

Melting ice has made life in the Arctic “intolerable and impossible”, he says, his failing health and unkempt appearance revealing the depths of their degradation.

So, if it hurts your heart to watch Santa's misery, then it’s time to act.

His home in the Arctic is fast disappearing, and unless we all act urgently, Christmas may be cancelled.

But not only that, if the Arctic ice goes altogether, it will be a disaster for everything and everyone that lives there. Polar bears, Walruses, Narwhals…and every extraordinary creature for whom this beautiful area is home.

Here are ways to join Greenpeace’s campaign to declare a global sanctuary in area around the North Pole.

You can also head to savesantashome.org to find out more and get involved by following the @santacause campaign on Twitter and Facebook.

There's no time to lose, it's time to save Christmas!

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