Arctic researcher shares 50 years of watching climate change happen

John England has been accumulating Arctic knowledge for five decades.

And the University of Alberta professor emeritus in earth and atmospheric sciences wishes more Canadians would do some Arctic exploration of their own.

"The exquisite beauty of the North is something we underappreciate," he tells The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti.

"This is a heritage we should be safeguarding and cherishing in an increasingly industrialized world. We have a landscape that offers a place of renewal, a place of recharging. It's fragments of the original Earth that are still left."

Arctic states’ main goal is to maintain regional security — diplomat More: http://tass.com/politics/925736

MOSCOW, January 18. /TASS/. The main task of Arctic states is to maintain stability and security in the region, Russian Foreign Ministry Special Envoy Vladimir Barbin said on Wednesday.

"Considering the international situation, the main thing today is to maintain peace, stability and security in the Arctic region and create conditions for raising the quality of people’s life," Barbin said in reply to a question from TASS at the presentation of the 4th international Arctic forum, "The Arctic - Territory of Dialog," that will be held in Arkhangelsk in north Russia on March 29-30.

"And it is good to realize that all the Arctic states confirm their commitment to these goals," he added.

"Last year, the Arctic Council marked its 20th anniversary," the diplomat said.

"In a special statement adopted by foreign ministers, all the Arctic states stated their readiness to continue developing constructive cooperation in the Arctic," he added.

 

"Last year, the Arctic Council marked its 20th anniversary," the diplomat said.

Climate Researchers Are Setting Up an Arctic Base Camp at Davos

By Jordan Pearson 

On Tuesday morning, a team of climate scientists were busy setting up a mock Arctic base camp at the Swiss resort that is hosting politicians, celebrities, and the global economic elite for the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos this week.

Tonight, they’ll sleep in those tents. Tomorrow, they’ll try to convince the most powerful people in the world that they should give a shit about the Arctic, an area of increasing economic importance that’s nonetheless hugely threatened by climate change. 

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