Arctic Melting and Rising
Alex Levinson, Executive Director, Pacific Environment
Sergey Petrov, Consul General, Russia
Hilde Janne Skorpen, Consul General, Norway
Most Americans will never travel to the Arctic, and few give much thought to the land of Santa and polar bears. But the Arctic matters much more to American life and economy than people realize. Arctic sea ice influences the very jet stream that drives much of our weather. If you like to go skiing or whitewater rafting, the faraway Arctic impacts your fun. Disappearing sea ice is spurring a rush to tap oil and natural gas deposits in the Arctic. Will the rush for resources bring international conflict or cooperation to the new north?
Join a conversation about politics and economics at the top of a hot and crowded world.