Climate Change: The Arctic as an Emerging Market

December 10, 2012, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
AAAS Auditorium; AAAS Event Page

Many nations have been looking to the Arctic with renewed interest as the region has undergone an unprecedented rate of change due to climate change. Recent observations, however, have shown that the summer Arctic ice cover is shrinking at an even greater pace than originally estimated, creating a greater sense of urgency over issues such as access to shipping lanes, oil and gas exploration, impact to indigenous populations, and priorities for scientific investigation. This session will address the collision of geopolitical, environmental, and legal implications of a changing Arctic.