Category Archives: climate change

Report: A Uniform Policy to Regulate Shipping in the Arctic Region (via CWO Journal)

Sovereign states, international governmental organizations and the maritime industry should help prepare a uniform policy to regulate shipping in the Arctic region and engage with native populations while doing so, according to a report released by the University of Alaska … Continue reading

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Two degrees of escalation

The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy predicts how  two degrees of global warming might affect Canada, including the Far North. Many links, graphics and the report itself available here: Climate Prosperity – National Round Table on … Continue reading

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A big new history of Arctic sovereignty

Shelagh Grant talks to Macleans about her new book,  Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America, and she’s rather less than optimistic about the future: In the last three months, China — which claims to be building … Continue reading

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“A paradox of development”

It’s no surprise that circumpolar Inuit leaders who attended last month’s United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen last month, known as COP15 for short, are divided over resource development in the Arctic. One one side, you have leaders such … Continue reading

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“The Arctic as we know it may soon be a thing of the past.”

Well, that’s what one respected IPY researcher says.

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