To what extent should Canada protect its Arctic Sovereignty? Canadian Arctic Sovereignty is currently a pressing issue has raised many questions about who owns and who has control over the Arctic and its precious resources. The posing question is; to what extent should Canada protect its Arctic Sovereignty? There are many reasons why Canada must go forward in defending and protecting the Arctic to a moderate extent even though it will be a challenging mission considering that the Canadian military currently needs more resources in order to properly defend the Arctic. They must defend the population of Inuit that currently reside in the Arctic must be protected because their way of life is changing due to their changing landscape. The gain
The Arctic is estimated to be the site that holds the world's largest remaining untapped gas reserves. A big key player in this is the large undeveloped oil reserves. These reserves, if broken into, have problems for the global climate, and for the vast Arctic environment. Certainly, drilling in these untouched Arctic lands would be a positive idea as it would greatly boost the economy and put the risk for running out of oil at a much slower rate. The whole Earth would be affected by choices like these though, as plants would not be able to sustain the imbalances, thus pushing the drive for global warming up. Drilling in the Arctic is not an effective way for harvesting energy as it destroys unique environments along with their inhabitants,
Although the Arctic Archipelago is already Canadian territory, the contending counties still insist on pursuit of sovereignty over the area. It is unfair that Canada must enforce its northern territory. Canada must defend against other countries; protect the water, oil and transportation routes that subside there; and how Canada intends to defend their territory is vital for embracing the perspective that is reflected in the source. The government should spare no effort in claiming Arctic sovereignty.
The inuit have to understand the natural patterns of Arctic wildlife because of global warming. Global warming is causing problems because the number
What is the federal government’s strategy to support its claims to sovereignty in the high Arctic? The Canadian Arctic, one of the defining features of our vast landscape. It spans more than 40% throughout our country and is home
Humans have been interacting with the Arctic tundra for centuries now. They have used the land to explore and race, for example, the infamous race between Admunsen and Scott to the South pole. However, the human civilisation on the Arctic tundra have had their implications, both severe and light. Humans
Collaborating on an international level remains important for conducting ice patch research due to the rapid melting of alpine ice and decay of valuable artifacts. The work conducted for this thesis included cooperation from Parks Canada. Ice patch research was conducted not only on the U.S. side of the international border, but also on the Canadian side of Chilkoot Pass. Parks Canada allowed me and KLGO archaeologists to use the Canadian warden cabin at the summit of Chilkoot Pass as a basecamp for the ice patch study (Figure 1.4). Working between two sovereign countries emphasizes the matter of climate change as a global issue and the importance in maintaining international relations. Maintaining international relations benefits the scientific community on a global scale and provides significant research opportunities.
More than 90% percent of the food in Alaska comes in from elsewhere. Also the Circumpolar Council-Alaska looks out for coastal villages in the state. The United States and the other countries all contribute to global warming and pollution that affects the Arctic. The oogruk are the largest of Alaska’s Ice seals. The inuit live in the Arctic region, which includes parts of Alaska, a few European countries and Russia. The Inuits in Alaska are having many problems because of global warming. They are having trouble finding food while hunting and Alaska already has to find it's food from other places.
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America needs to take advantage of the melting ice in the Arctic to access the massive energy resources there and utilize those energy resources to buy itself time to develop sustainable large-scale energy options including nuclear fusion. We simply need more time to develop a good plan, one that can be well executed and will give America a chance to avoid dependency on other countries in order to meet its energy needs. The strategy of utilizing Arctic energy will enable America to maintain a standard of living that is equivalent to what the present generation of Americans enjoy and is an obligation we owe to future generations.
First things first how is Canada going to lay claim to the fact that any oil they find is rightfully ours if the Arctic is so vast and no real boundaries are drawn. Also don’t think for
The unpredictability of the arctic is a big problem and it is not good that what happens there first then it will happen to us sooner or later. According to my article the Inuit don’t know when to go hunt.This is bad because the animals can't predict the weather either so they don't know when to come to the arctic so the Inuit have to be aware of when there is any animals and they have to travel farther to hunt.Also according to (My Artical) it is very expensive to travel and that is not good because then they can’t go hunting that often.Sense they have to ship the oil all of the way down from California to the sctic that cost a lot of money so they have to pay extra. Almost twice as much as in Colorado.This is a big problem because you need to eat to survive and they don’t follow the food anymore and they need money to get gas and travel and it is hard to do that if you don’t make that much
Antarctica is a cold, frozen, and mostly empty land found at the South Pole of the earth. Humans go there mostly for research and occasional tourism, though it's incredibly inhospitable, especially in the colder months. Due to the harsh environment, it remains the last true wilderness on earth and is protected by an international agreement called the Antarctic Treaty of 1961. In this Treaty, world leaders agreed that everywhere south of 60° south latitude would remain unclaimable by any country.
Oil Drilling in the Alaskan Wildlife Refuges America Should Reject the Oil Businesses Plan and Permanently Protect The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, comprising more than nineteen million acres in the northern corner of Alaska, is unique and one of the largest units of the National Wildlife system.
Melting Ice Caps The Arctic is global warming’s canary in the coal mine. It is a highly sensitive area which is profoundly affected by the changing climate. The average temperature in the Arctic is rising twice as fast as elsewhere in the world (nrdc.org). Because of this, the ice cap is getting thinner, melting away, and rupturing. Here is an example of this; the largest ice block in the Arctic, the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf, had been around for 3000 years before it started cracking in 2000 (nrdc.org) By 2002, the Ward Hunt has cracked completely through and had started breaking into smaller pieces. The melting ice caps are affecting the earth and its inhabitants in many ways. In this paper, the following concepts and subjects will be