Polar Points of View

Insight
BLOGS.

Our blogs explore the critical issues and challenges that drive polar change, highlighting solutions to the global impacts of polar climate change.

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM AGENDA

The World Economic Forum Agenda series showcases opinion articles, timely analyses and explainers from leaders in business, politics, and cicil society.

Arctic Basecamp has been contributing since 2015 and topics include, the SDGS, Arctic sea ice, Tipping points, frontier risks and much more.

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BEYOND QUICK FIXES

As we grapple with the urgent challenge of climate change, technology stands as both our ally and, at times, our most misleading mirage – akin to attempting to shield the planet from warming with an umbrella in the face of the sun, or a corset to hold glaciers in place as the ice sheets melt.

In this series, we asked eminent scholars in polar science to provide their expert opinions. What we find are concerns that are beyond the remit of geoengineering models. There are serious anxieties over uncertainties that could threaten ecosystems, and that societies (or governments and companies) are projecting geoengineering projects as “quick fixes” to avoid the necessary emissions cuts. We also hear about the downplaying of environmental justice, and of ignoring both time scales and the necessity of globally accepted policies without which we could ignite geopolitical conflicts over resources and practices. Critically, these researchers share an underlying fear over the lack of scientists at the decision table.  

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SDGS ON THIN ICE

Climate change is taking a heavy toll on the lives and sources of income of people in climate vulnerable countries and regions, with the poorest communities most affected. The underlying connection between Arctic warming and climate vulnerabilities highlights the broader and interconnected challenges these countries face in their journey toward sustainable growth and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Read the full series HERE.

ARCTIC BASECAMP INSIGHT BLOGS

Our team at Arctic Basecamp have a wide variety of expertise and insights. Here you will find blogs on a variety of subjects.

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