Harvesting Arctic Resources

Regardless of its proximate cause, it’s increasingly clear that the Earth’s climate is warming.  The primary debate has been over the undesirable consequences of this climate change.  However, as the Trends editors have long argued, if the benefits of climate change are properly managed, they’ll far offset any downside.  Perhaps the clearest example is unleashing the riches of the Arctic region for human use.  What are these riches?  What are the benefits and related challenges?  Who will be the big winners and losers?  How c.....

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