China, Iceland Announce Deal on Oil-Rich Arctic

China, Iceland Announce Deal on Oil-Rich Arctic

arctic-oil-greenpeace
“The politics of the future of the Arctic region are way too important to leave them to politicians. That is, unfortunately, exactly what is happening… Arctic matters aren’t supposed to be discussed in a closed club, as a very large part of the Arctic Ocean is made of international waters – the high seas. More importantly, the Arctic is the concern of every person on this planet, because we depend on the Arctic region for our climate to remain stable…” Captions: © Greenpeace. Photo source: © Greenpeace/ Nick Cobbing

Excerpts;

China and Iceland announced a deal on the oil-rich Arctic region Friday after Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao flew in to Reykjavik on the first stage of a four-nation European tour.

Iceland’s strategic location near the Arctic has not gone unnoticed in China, the world’s biggest energy consumer: the shrinking of the polar ice cap is making the region’s mineral resources more accessible…

Read Full Article, AFP

Cutting the Arctic cake, Greenpeace
The politics of the future of the Arctic Ocean are way too important to leave them to politicians. That is, unfortunately, exactly what is happening…

Coastal Care

Related Posts

NASA Confirms Development of Record-Breaking Tropical Storm Wilfred, Ending Hurricane List

NASA Confirms Development of Record-Breaking Tropical Storm Wilfred, Ending Hurricane List

Synthetic clothing fibers contribute vast amounts of plastic pollution on land

Synthetic clothing fibers contribute vast amounts of plastic pollution on land

The Arctic Is Shifting to a New Climate State, Scientists Find

The Arctic Is Shifting to a New Climate State, Scientists Find

World fails to meet a single target to stop destruction of nature – UN report

World fails to meet a single target to stop destruction of nature – UN report

SAF Video

Beach of the Month

Photo of the Month

Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

Coastal Care Junior

NASA – Fly along with NASA’s fleet of Earth science missions and observe Earth from a global perspective in an immersive, 3-D environment.