|The new north|
(2011). The new north. Nature (Lond.) 478(7368): 172-173
In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
The Arctic covers around 5% of the planet’s surface, but it is capturing a disproportionate amount of attention. With temperatures rising at twice the global rate, the region’s summer sea ice is shrinking rapidly, making access easier than ever before. At the same time, countries are racing to claim parts of the Arctic’s sea floor and the vast deposits of hydrocarbons that lie beneath it.