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...
As ice recedes, the Arctic isn’t prepared for more shipping traffic

As ice recedes, the Arctic isn’t prepared for more shipping traffic

I was aboard the 364-foot Russian research-cruise ship Akademik Ioffe when it came to a violent stop after grounding on a shoal in a...
Why Greenland needs to plan for future climate-driven immigration now

Why Greenland needs to plan for future climate-driven immigration now

As the climate changes, patterns of human migration will change with it. As discussed in the recent book "Migration in The Arctic: The Past,...
Why Arctic business development needs science — and vice versa

Why Arctic business development needs science — and vice versa

As access to Arctic regions increases so does business activity, as industries explore potential opportunities in resource extraction, technology, services, and infrastructure. Scientific studies...
Did anyone talk about the Arctic at COP24?

Did anyone talk about the Arctic at COP24?

I keep wondering if anyone really talked about the Arctic in Poland at COP24, the great international climate meet that recently ended? This was...
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...
We need to fill the gaps in Arctic research before a crisis strikes

We need to fill the gaps in Arctic research before a...

In the event of a major shipping or oil spill disaster, Arctic nations will face unprecedented environmental and humanitarian challenges. A cruise ship fire in...
What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

If a half-degree temperature rise in world temperatures doesn’t sound alarming, the latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change should put that...
How a market-based fund could help prevent the tragedy of the commons in the Arctic’s international waters

How a market-based fund could help prevent the tragedy of the...

According to the United Nations' Convention on the Law of the Sea, the natural resources in the high seas are free for any nation’s...
The Trump administration’s explanation for failing to protect walruses is laughable

The Trump administration’s explanation for failing to protect walruses is laughable

In 2011, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded that shrinking sea ice coverage in the Arctic posed a threat to the survival of...