The Arctic has become a topic of intense debate in recent months, largely due to the consequences of the melting sea-ice in the region. Check out this Reuters article which outlines the seemingly imminent rush for natural resources.
Unfortunately, as is quite common in western media, not much is mentioned about the consequences this will have on the indigenous people such as the Inuit, who maintain very important relationships with this land and whose voices are generally ignored in discussions which will have great impacts on their future. The Arctic is not (and hasn’t been for thousands of years) empty of humans, despite its common portrayal as a new frontier for resource exploitation.
- The Discourses Surrounding the Melting Sea-Ice in the Arctic (ecopostblog.wordpress.com)
- Arctic ice survival served on the rocks (ecopostblog.wordpress.com)