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Arctic Meltdown

The Economic and Security Implications of Global Warming

Author: Scott G. Borgerson
March/April 2008
Foreign Affairs

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Thanks to global warming, the Arctic icecap is rapidly melting, opening up access to massive natural resources and creating shipping shortcuts that could save billions of dollars a year. But there are currently no clear rules governing this economically and strategically vital region. Unless Washington leads the way toward a multilateral diplomatic solution, the Arctic could descend into armed conflict.

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