From crisis to resilience in the Arctic

From crisis to resilience in the Arctic

When Rick Thoman and Brian Brettschneider get alarmed, I freak out. Rick and Brian are climate experts in Alaska, and they know of what...
With Coast Guard commencement speech, Bolton pushes the Trump administration’s newly aggressive Arctic stance

With Coast Guard commencement speech, Bolton pushes the Trump administration’s newly...

We now see that John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, is not going to take a back seat to Secretary of State...
Insulting Canada won’t help the US with its Arctic ambitions

Insulting Canada won’t help the US with its Arctic ambitions

In the summer of 1985, the United States Coast Guard sent the icebreaker Polar Sea on a voyage across the Northwest Passage from Greenland...
Why we need a ‘Polar Code’ for Arctic community resettlement

Why we need a ‘Polar Code’ for Arctic community resettlement

The eight countries of the Arctic are experiencing the effects of climate change most acutely — a climate that is changing so quickly that...
Fixing the world’s Arctic apathy gap

Fixing the world’s Arctic apathy gap

We are losing the Arctic, and nobody cares.Two years ago at a Russian Arctic forum,  Finland President Sauli Niinistö reiterated what has become a...
Why we need to create an Arctic aerosol-monitoring network — quickly

Why we need to create an Arctic aerosol-monitoring network — quickly

As a third-year graduate student working on climate modeling, I’ve come to realize that our ability to make predictions about the future is only...
Greenland’s economic future depends more on good governance than on its mineral resources

Greenland’s economic future depends more on good governance than on its...

Last October, Greenland formed a new government, following intense coalition negotiations. The broad coalition of liberal-conservatives, pro-independence MPs and social Democrats made its priorities...
Two steps that could make resource extraction in Alaska more sustainable

Two steps that could make resource extraction in Alaska more sustainable

Think back to 2015. The price of oil is just above $30 per barrel, down from over $100 per barrel just a few months...
How better data could dramatically improve Arctic shipping insurance

How better data could dramatically improve Arctic shipping insurance

Having functioning Arctic shipping insurance is a fundamental step toward safety and development in the Arctic. However, substantial uncertainty around polar maritime risk and...
Ignoring climate change won’t diminish the threat it poses to Alaska

Ignoring climate change won’t diminish the threat it poses to Alaska

Sea ice coverage in the Northern Hemisphere is usually the most widespread in March — but this year that’s not the case in the...