High stakes in the high north (The Hill)

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Published by The Hill
5 Oct 2020
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“It is as if the entire island moved 10 degrees south,” an Icelandic fisheries expert told me, describing the vanishing silvery capelin fish over the past year. Hikers trudging toward a glacier in the south part of the country also encountered a 200 meter lagoon recently covered by ice.

The Arctic is warming almost twice as fast as the global average. This will impact the planet in a number of important ways. Melting polar ice brings new shipping routes to and from Asia. The natural beauty of the Arctic will also entice more cruise ships to travel north once the current coronavirus pandemic ends. The region is also home to around a third of world energy resources, including the rare earth minerals in Greenland.

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