Overview: The Arctic is changing (by Mark Nuttall)

The Arctic Is web site – It is difficult to travel far in the Arctic without encountering the workings and effects of the global capitalist industrial system, decades of socialist ideological excess, or reminders of how strategically important the region was during the Cold War. Vast oil producing complexes, such as Prudhoe Bay on Alaska’s North Slope, are linked to metropolitan centres by an ever-increasing network of gravel supply roads. Oil and gas pipelines, some of them rusting and leaking, snake across hundreds of miles of tundra and mountain ranges, while seismic trails and the scars of clear-cut logging are etched deep on boreal and tundra landscapes.

Chapters:

  • Towards an agenda for Arctic sustainable development.
  • Barriers to sustainability: the Arctic in the global economy.
  • Brief bibliography to point the reader to more extensive sources.

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