Patt Morrison for March 22, 2010

The Future History of the Arctic

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Public Affairs - Perseus Books Group

The Future history of the Arctic

You probably wouldn't live in the Arctic if someone gave you a million dollars, but that may be the Arctic of the past. Things are heating up now, quite literally. In his new book "The Future History of the Arctic," Charles Emmerson dicusses the rapidly changing Arctic landscape. With global warming, melting icecaps have cut off almost four thousand miles off the route from Tokyo to New York, not to mention exposing portions of the ocean floor rich with oil. Emmerson stops by the studio to talk about the politics, race for resources, and global warming drama that will most likely unfold as the ice melts.

Guest:
Charles Emmerson, associate director of the World Economic Forum; author of “The Future History of the Arctic”


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