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The Arctic

Monday, March 15, 2010

Geopolitics expert Charles Emmerson discusses the Arctic, an area long at the margins but which has found its way to the center of global affairs. In The Future History of the Arctic he describes the forces that have shaped the Arctic’s history and introduces the players in politics, business, science and society who will determine its future.

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Comments [4]

Amy from Manhattan

On whether melting would be good for trees in the Arctic, probably not. There's already a "drowned forest" in Alaska, where trees were flooded & died.

Mar. 15 2010 02:10 PM
Spot from NYC

It seems like oil and gas producers, or industrial capitalism in general, profiting from global warming by exploiting the melting Arctic must be the very definition of unjust enrichment. Allowing people to pursue economic profits without any regard for social or environmental consequences is an obscenity.

Mar. 15 2010 02:03 PM
Yourgo from Astoria

Trying to convince Republicans that climate change is real is like trying to convince people of the middle ages that the earth is round. How can we explain the importance and danger of not acting to the nay sayers? I dont want to have to tell them i told you so.
Happy 25th Leonard.

Mar. 15 2010 01:42 PM
Jim Plotkin from New York

will the melting in the arctic and on greenland affect the gulf stream? what consequences will that have on the UK, Iceland and other countries warmed by it?

Mar. 15 2010 01:35 PM

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