Article Summary Arctic 2030 What Are The Consequences Of Climate


ArticleSummary: Arctic 2030: What Are The Consequences Of Climate Change?

ArticleSummary: Arctic 2030: What Are The Consequences Of Climate Change?

Thisarticle displays Canada as an Artic state this explains its need todefend outside world from interfering with its Northern border. MostCanadian population is however found on the Southern border and thusmajor political decisions have their base on the southward part.Canada’s concern on the Northern side as depicted on the article isusually when pushed by an outside event. Canadian’s decision makersare quick to make statements during a crisis especially when thethreat is framed as a US challenge to the sovereignty of the Canadiannation. They however, are fast to change to other matters rarelyspending finances on the protection of the Arctic security forCanada. It is the impacts that climatic changes pose that have pushedCanada to take Arctic security needs with seriousness.

Inthis article, it is evident that climate change has had detrimentaleffects on Canada. It has not only transformed the North physicallybut also opened up Arctic to the world. All along, Canada enjoyedextreme climate and ice cover preventing entrance to the Northernstretch (Rob, 2012). The US and Soviet Union used immense resourcesto build nuclear powered marines in the region during the cold war.According to this article, they were the countries at that time withthe capability to design and operate ice breakers which were neededto aid penetration of the Arctic waters. Because of this fact, andthe willingness of the US to devote itself for the security ofWestern world, Canada did not have a reason to put much effort to theNorth.

Withthe melting of the ice, Arctic is seen to open up. Canada is thusforced to take action against the new security challenge. Canadiangovernment is forced to come up with a strategy to improve the Northin response to the climate change. Climatic change advancements haveseen transformation of the Arctic. There is also a renownedrecognition of a good number of natural resources that remainuntapped in the Arctic (Rob, 2012). Transformation of the region hasalso been influenced by introduction of the international lawscreating control maritime zones. This has seen extension of thezones. The necessary mapping to be compiled by the Canadiangovernment to identify the regions to be included in the extend zoneis in the pipeline and almost complete. Recognition of the fact thatclimate change will make the region more accessible there is a needby the state to invest in military forces. The article clearly showsthat Canada is experiencing transformations in the North. Health,economic and educational securities in this societies are to a greatextend becoming constrained (Rob, 2012). As a result, Canada has hadto put measures to protect its Arctic security.

Beforereading this article, I had preconceived ideas about this area ofstudy. It is quite obvious that climate change come along withseveral consequences. This article has improved and changed some ofthe ideas I held on climate change and its consequences. This conceptis important in that it helps one in getting to know the importanceof solving problems at the very initial stage. All aspects in lifeshould be viewed as of equal importance and necessary actions againstit taken at the right time. The question this article leaves iswhether the US and Soviet Union helped Canada countering the effectsof climate change.


Rob,H. (2012). Arctic 2030: What are the consequences of climate change?The Canadian response. Bulletinof the Atomic Scientists.68(4), 18-21.

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