The pressing need to save the Arctic – 2 articles

This opinion piece from the Observer discusses the pressing need to save the Arctic. This vital region must be conserved, not least from Trump’s ignorant policies. Scientifically, the life-threatening dangers of global warming in the Arctic are increasingly understood. But political understanding – and action – lag far behind. Attempts by Donald Trump to sabotage initiatives by Arctic Council countries, who meet in Finland this week, are a disgrace and must be vigorously resisted.

This article discusses how Arctic nations are meeting amid tensions over environment, resources. Top diplomats from the United States, Russia and other nations which border the Arctic meet in Finland on Monday to discuss policies governing the polar region, as tensions grow over how to deal with global warming and access to mineral wealth.

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