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7 Artists: On the Arctic
Videos on the arts, featuring the artists
Follow us to one of the most fascinating yet endangered places on Earth. While politicians discuss climate change, we have asked seven artists about their relation to and work within the Arctic.
As the Arctic Goes, So Goes the Planet
President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund
Done sustainably, development can yield big wins - for financial capital and the natural capital we all depend on. Done wrong, it can be a financial quagmire and destroy the natural systems that are the very foundation of all that we cherish.
First Nighter: The Civilians Confront Climate Change With "The Great Immensity"
Writer, Drama Critic
It's taken for granted that any superior drama depends on its stakes being high. If that's the case, then
The Great Immensity
-- created by the always-intrepid Civilians troupe and presented at the Public after a world premiere at Kansas City Repertory Theatre -- is indubitably superior drama.
Dear Mr. President, "I Believe" Isn't Good Policy
Just a girl from Homer, Alaska
Your secretary of the interior, Ken Salazar, recently told reporters asking about Shell's recent drilling permits and Alaska's Arctic, "I believe there's not going to be an oil spill." "I believe" is not good policy. I believe that unicorn fur is the most absorbent clean-up product.
The Beginnings of Arctic Science
Roger M. McCoy
Professor emeritus, University of Utah; author
Imagine sailing to the Canadian Arctic in 1819. There were only three surveyed points, hundreds of miles apart, defining the entire north coast of North America. In the 1820s the map of the Arctic was almost blank.
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