Future Arctic field notes from a world on the edge by Edward Struzik

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  • Environmental conditions,
  • Global warming

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[Struzik"s] travel companions, from wildlife scientists to military strategists to indigenous peoples, share diverse insights into the science, culture and geopolitical tensions of this captivating place. With their help, Struzik begins piecing together an environmental puzzle: How might the land"s most iconic species-caribou, polar bears, narwhal-survive? Where will migrating birds flock to? How will ocean currents shift? And what fundamental changes will oil and gas exploration have on economies and ecosystems? How will vast unclaimed regions of the Arctic be divided? A unique combination of extensive on-the-ground research, compelling storytelling, and policy analysis, Future Arctic offers a new look at the changes occurring in this remote, mysterious region and their far-reaching effects.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

StatementEdward Struzik
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQC981.8.G56 S77 2015, QC981.8.G56 S87 2015
The Physical Object
Pagination199 pages
Number of Pages199
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27177186M
ISBN 101610914406, 1610917170
ISBN 109781610914406, 9781610917179
LC Control Number2014948287
OCLC/WorldCa876350435

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A masterful examination of the past, present, and future status of the Arctic, it is also very enjoyable reading, storytelling at its best.". “Charles Emmerson’s The Future History of the Arctic has the strongest narrative of the three [books on the Arctic] because his is most firmly grounded in a knowledge of the region’s past.” E, the Environmental magazine “This new vision of the Arctic, as a site of exploitation and source of political conflict, is chilling indeed Cited by: - Struzik is an award-winning journalist who has been writing about the Arctic for over 35 years - A combination of storytelling in the tradition of Barry Lopez's Arctic Dreams and hard-hitting reportage befitting the geopolitical tensions increasing in the Arctic - An engaging look at the myriad forces shaping changes in the Arctic, from shifting ocean currents to resource extraction to Brand: Island Press/Center For Resource Economics.

“The history of the Arctic is also one in which Inuit and First Nations interests have played second fiddle to economic, military, and sovereignty imperatives,” he writes, in what turns out to be one of the central theses of the book.

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Stretching far and wide, high and low, they offer a set of theoretical approaches, ethical dispositions, historical methods for making sense of the human and non-human geographies and temporalities.

1. Arctic Dreams. Barry Lopez’s National Book Award-winning classic study of the Far North is widely considered his masterpiece. Lopez offers a thorough examination of this obscure world-its terrain, its wildlife, its history of Eskimo natives and intrepid explorers who.

This edited collection explores how narratives about the future of the Arctic have been produced historically up until the present day.

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A masterful examination of the past, present, and future status of the Arctic, it is also very enjoyable reading, storytelling at its best."Price Range: £ - £ About this book. Introduction. In one hundred years, or even fifty, the Arctic will look dramatically different than it does today.

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Future Arctic reveals the inside story of how politics and climate change are altering the polar world in a way that will have profound effects on economics, culture, and the environment as we know it. Struzik takes readers up mountains and cliffs, and along for the ride on snowmobiles and helicopters, sailboats and icebreakers.

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An examination of the devastating ecological, political and geographic consequences of climate change in the Arctic. Struzik (The Big Thaw: Travels in the Melting North, ) has spent nearly 30 years writing about the Arctic, one of the world’s most sensitive and vital ecosystems, and he has no doubts that this fragile environment is undergoing unprecedented : Edward Struzik.

In the globalized Arctic there has been a transformation from military security to human security. Climate change, the utilization of Arctic resources and other global challenges have caused the Arctic 'paradox' and a need to redefine security.

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The Future of the Arctic. 09/27/ pm ET Updated Because the ocean is so wide, deep, and dynamic, sometimes it is best to look inside the larger perspective and examine the conditions and challenges of one area that, indeed, might stand for all.

One regions that serves, of course, is the Arctic, the full circumpolar Arctic. The future of the Arctic and NATO’s role is likely to remain status quo for the next 5 years mainly because of Arctic governance institutions and agreements among the Arctic coastal states with few major challenges by others to date.

However, four stressors, increasing in intensity, could undermine the Arctic governance architecture and brook. Over the last few years Asian governments have taken a stronger approach to the Arctic, culminating with permanent-observer status to the Arctic Council for China, India, Japan, Singapore and South-Korea in May This groundbreaking book brings together the latest research in emerging Asian interests for the Arctic region, and the implications thereof this change has for the Charles Emmerson is a Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House working on resource security, foreign policy, and global geopolitics.

He is the author of The Future History of the Arctic and In Search of the World Before the Great was formerly a writer for the Financial Times and continues to publish regularly on international affairs.

He lives in London, England. Future Arctic | In one hundred years, or even fifty, the Arctic will look dramatically different than it does today. As polar ice retreats and animals and plants migrate northward, the arctic landscape is morphing into something new and very different from what it once was.

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Future Arctic: Field Notes from a World on the Edge: Struzik, Edward: Books - (11). Rigorous, informed speculation about the future of the Arctic can help scientists and decision-makers prepare today to take action for future research, policies, and investments.

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For anyone interested in the Arctic who is currently in the San Francisco Bay Area, tomorrow (Tuesday, March 23 at PM), the World Affairs Council will be hosting a lecture on the future of the Arctic by geopolitical expert Charles Emmerson. He will discuss his new book, “The Future History of the Arctic,” published [ ].

Future Arctic reveals the inside story of how politics and climate change are altering the polar world in a way that will have profound effects on economics, culture, and the environmas we know it.

Struzik takes readers up mountains and cliffs, and along for the ride on. In The Future History of the Arctic, geopolitics expert Charles Emmerson weaves together the history of the region with reportage and reflection, revealing a vast and complex area of the globe, loaded with opportunity and rich in challenges.

He defines the forces which have shaped the Arctic's history and introduces the players in politics 4/5. This book provides in-depth information about the sea ice in the Arctic at scales from paleoenvironmental variability to more contemporary changes during the past and present centuries.

The book is based on several decades of research related to sea ice in the Arctic and its variability, sea ice process studies as well as implications of the. The Arctic has often been at the height of climate change debates, due to the rapidity of changes in the region as a result of Arctic amplification of global warming and the associated high risk of extinction to well-known species (for instance, the polar bear).

An increasing threat to the region is oil and gas exploration. This is something of an ironic turn of events considering the threat.

Human Migration in the Arctic The Past, Present, and Future This edition published in by Palgrave Macmillan.Praise for The Future History of the Arctic “This engrossing book will fascinate would-be explorers, foreign policy buffs and all those who care about our global environment.

Charles Emmerson shows why the world's ice cap is where much of our world's future history will be written”.In an interview with Yale Environmentpolar scientist Mark Serreze talks about the rapid changes he has witnessed over more than three decades of working in the Arctic and the future stability of the region if temperatures continue to climb.

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