Day: January 18, 2019

Arctic on Fire

Posted on 18 January 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Edward Struzik.          In August 2017, a series of wildfires smouldered on the tundra near the town of Kangerlussuaq in Greenland. The biggest of these fires burned 3,000 acres. It was small by most wildfire standards, but enormous and unheard-of on a frigid island that is mostly covered by ice. The following summer, the normally
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‘Peopling’ the Arctic

Posted on 18 January 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Ingrid Medby. When Arctic political relations make it into international news – often under a headline of competition or crisis – it is not unusual that the actors in these stories are states: The Arctic states ‘do’ this, ‘think’ that; the states compete and claim. This might be the language of media and everyday
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Polar Entanglements: A new perspective to explain political dynamics in the Polar Regions

Posted on 18 January 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Dorothea Wehrmann. For a long time the Arctic and the Antarctic have been framed as “our planet’s last great frontiers”, as regions containing untapped resource reserves where the management of activities in a harsh “unforgiving” environment is also seen as contributing to a prestigious reputation. At present, with the experience of global climate change,
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Arctic Triumph: Northern Innovation and Persistence

Posted on 18 January 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Nikolas Sellheim, Yuliya V. Zaika, and Ilan Kelman. Think about how many times you have come across the sentence “The Arctic is changing”. Indeed, as it has always been doing, the Arctic is changing with the changes today being particularly rapid, socially and environmentally—and their interactions. With the changes in the Arctic, come changes for
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