The presence of human habitation, and its right to security and survival is the essential focus of the emerging Arctic consensus. There is no question that the needs of those communities will be addressed.
f a vaccine were 95 percent certain to have disastrous side effects, governments wouldn't require years of fruitless discussion before pulling it off the market. So how much certainty do we need before policymakers wake up and finally face the threat of climate change?
Last month, a wildlife biologist for the federal government took a phone call from a manmade island north of Alaska, where a polar bear had emerged from a snow drift perhaps 6-10 feet deep on top of the artificial ground.
Witnessing the silent white/blue coldness of ice shelves, ice caps, glaciers and icebergs in our polar regions is life-altering. How can you not be moved to change when the world seems to be melting before your eyes?