Threats to the Arctic

Threats to the Arctic discusses all the current threats to this fragile region, emphasizing the interconnections between many environmental impacts, as well as the teleconnections between events already emerging in the Arctic (ocean circulation changes, melting of sea ice, glaciers and ice sheets) and other parts of the world. The book's aim is to inform readers about the impending, sometimes irreversible changes coming to the Arctic. University students, environmental engineers, policymakers and sociologists with an interest in the role of the Arctic in global change will benefit from the book's unique perspective. As this remote, inhospitable part of the world that few people will ever visit provides amazing insights, we can no longer have an 'out of sight – out of mind’ approach to the environmental upheavals taking place in the Arctic. Provides the most up-to-date information on this rapidly changing, critical part of the world Offers a holistic understanding of the interconnections between global environmental changes and impacts in the Arctic Examines fact-based pressure on politics and industry to preserve Arctic biota and environments

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  • Author : Scott Elias
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 604 pages
  • ISBN : 0128232293
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Threats to the Arctic

Threats to the Arctic
  • Author : Scott Elias
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 28 June 2021
GET THIS BOOKThreats to the Arctic

Threats to the Arctic discusses all the current threats to this fragile region, emphasizing the interconnections between many environmental impacts, as well as the teleconnections between events already emerging in the Arctic (ocean circulation changes, melting of sea ice, glaciers and ice sheets) and other parts of the world. The book's aim is to inform readers about the impending, sometimes irreversible changes coming to the Arctic. University students, environmental engineers, policymakers and sociologists with an interest in the role of

Arctic Matters

Arctic Matters
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Polar Research Board
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 13 April 2014
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Viewed in satellite images as a jagged white coat draped over the top of the globe, the high Arctic appears distant and isolated. But even if you don't live there, don't do business there, and will never travel there, you are closer to the Arctic than you think. Arctic Matters: The Global Connection to Changes in the Arctic is a new educational resource produced by the Polar Research Board of the National Research Council (NRC). It draws upon a large

Ice Walker

Ice Walker
  • Author : James Raffan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 13 October 2020
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From bestselling author James Raffan comes an enlightening and original story about a polar bear’s precarious existence in the changing Arctic, reminiscent of John Vaillant’s The Golden Spruce. Nanurjuk, “the bear-spirited one,” is hunting for seals on Hudson Bay, where ice never lasts more than one season. For her and her young, everything is in flux. From the top of the world, Hudson Bay looks like an enormous paw print on the torso of the continent, and through

The Arctic in the Anthropocene

The Arctic in the Anthropocene
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Polar Research Board,Committee on Emerging Research Questions in the Arctic
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 31 July 2014
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Once ice-bound, difficult to access, and largely ignored by the rest of the world, the Arctic is now front and center in the midst of many important questions facing the world today. Our daily weather, what we eat, and coastal flooding are all interconnected with the future of the Arctic. The year 2012 was an astounding year for Arctic change. The summer sea ice volume smashed previous records, losing approximately 75 percent of its value since 1980 and half of its areal coverage.

Understanding and Responding to Global Health Security Risks from Microbial Threats in the Arctic

Understanding and Responding to Global Health Security Risks from Microbial Threats in the Arctic
  • Author : European Academies Science Advisory Council,InterAcademy Partnership,National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Global Health,Board on Life Sciences,Polar Research Board
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 30 September 2020
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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in collaboration with the InterAcademy Partnership and the European Academies Science Advisory Committee held a workshop in November 2019 to bring together researchers and public health officials from different countries and across several relevant disciplines to explore what is known, and what critical knowledge gaps remain, regarding existing and possible future risks of harmful infectious agents emerging from thawing permafrost and melting ice in the Arctic region. The workshop examined case studies such

Arctic Environmental Problems

Arctic Environmental Problems
  • Author : Lassi Leininen
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 19 October 1990
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Volume of papers is one of five reports from the TAPRI Arctic workshop "Alternative security and development in the Arctic regions". Considers environmental threats in the Arctic including military presence, and exploitation of oil and gas reserves. Also considers prospects and possibilities for Arctic environmental cooperation.

Cybersecurity and Resilience in the Arctic

Cybersecurity and Resilience in the Arctic
  • Author : B.D. Trump,K. Hossain,I. Linkov
  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Release : 24 July 2020
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Until recently, the Arctic was almost impossible for anyone other than indigenous peoples and explorers to traverse. Pervasive Arctic sea ice and harsh climatological conditions meant that the region was deemed incapable of supporting industrial activity or a Western lifestyle. In the last decade, however, that longstanding reality has been dramatically and permanently altered. Receding sea ice, coupled with growing geopolitical disputes over Arctic resources, territory, and transportation channels, has stimulated efforts to exploit newly-open waterways, to identify and extract

Environmental and Human Security in the Arctic

Environmental and Human Security in the Arctic
  • Author : Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv,Dawn Bazely,Marina Goloviznina,Andrew Tanentzap
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 08 October 2013
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This is the first comprehensive exploration of why human security is relevant to the Arctic and what achieving it can mean, covering the areas of health of the environment, identity of peoples, supply of traditional foods, community health, economic opportunities, and political stability. The traditional definition of security has already been actively employed in the Arctic region for decades, particularly in relation to natural resource sovereignty issues, but how and why should the human aspect be introduced? What can this

Tourism in the Polar Regions

Tourism in the Polar Regions
  • Author : John Snyder,United Nations Environment Programme,International Ecotourism Society
  • Publisher : UNEP/Earthprint
  • Release : 19 October 2021
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Dynamic natural events and human activities in the Polar Regions are having a significant combined impact on these fragile environments, as well as on communities in populated regions of the Arctic. This publication describes the key features of the Polar Region environment and assesses the multiple roles and impacts of tourism activities in both the Arctic and Antarctica. It proposes an agenda for sustainable tourism development, and outlines principles, guidelines and selected good practices to conserve these unique wilderness areas

Arctic Foxes

Arctic Foxes
  • Author : Julie Murray
  • Publisher : ABDO Publishing Company
  • Release : 01 September 2013
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Dash through the frozen tundra with the Arctic fox! Engaging text and oversized, striking photos invite readers to travel to the Arctic Circle and learn about the Arctic foxÍs body structure, diet, life cycle, social behavior, habitat, predators, and ways of defense. Simple, labeled maps highlight the animalÍs home territory. Background information about the Arctic is also given, as well as threats to the Arctic foxÍs survival. The book closes with a page of kid-friendly facts. Readers

Changes in the Arctic

Changes in the Arctic
  • Author : Ronald O'Rourke
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 25 October 2016
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The diminishment of Arctic sea ice has led to increased human activities in the Arctic, and has heightened interest in, and concerns about, the region's future. The United States, by virtue of Alaska, is an Arctic country and has substantial interests in the region. On January 21, 2015, President Obama issued an executive order for enhancing coordination of national efforts in the Arctic. The United States assumed the chairmanship of the Arctic Council on April 24, 2015, and will serve in that capacity for

Brave New Arctic

Brave New Arctic
  • Author : Mark C. Serreze
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 03 March 2020
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An insider account of how scientists unraveled the mystery of the thawing Arctic In the 1990s, researchers in the Arctic noticed that floating summer sea ice had begun receding. This was accompanied by shifts in ocean circulation and unexpected changes in weather patterns throughout the world. The Arctic's perennially frozen ground, known as permafrost, was warming, and treeless tundra was being overtaken by shrubs. What was going on? Brave New Arctic is Mark Serreze's riveting firsthand account of how scientists

Advancing the Science of Climate Change

Advancing the Science of Climate Change
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,America's Climate Choices: Panel on Advancing the Science of Climate Change
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 10 January 2011
GET THIS BOOKAdvancing the Science of Climate Change

Climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for--and in many cases is already affecting--a broad range of human and natural systems. The compelling case for these conclusions is provided in Advancing the Science of Climate Change, part of a congressionally requested suite of studies known as America's Climate Choices. While noting that there is always more to learn and that the scientific process is never closed, the book shows that hypotheses about climate