The Arctic is a region of the planet undergoing rapid change. As the climate warms, vast amounts of ancient permafrost are melting, revealing previously hidden treasures. These include fossil fuels such as oil and gas; rare earth minerals; and new shipping routes.
As a result, countries around the world are jockeying for control over these resources and potential pathways to newfound wealth. But this competition could have profound implications for the future of our planet.
Here’s why: In its current form, this rush for riches ignores basic principles of sustainability and threatens to increase global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels. It also poses new security challenges due to heightened militarization in the Arctic region. Unless urgent action is taken, these spiraling threats could spiral out of control, potentially leading to catastrophic outcomes.
Fortunately, there is a way forward – one that goes beyond simply competing for resources: collaboration and compromise. A new documentary examines how countries can come together to address climate change in the Arctic before it’s too late – showcasing examples of successful cooperation between nations with different interests. The film is a must-see for anyone interested in understanding how we can protect our planet from devastating consequences by working together.