Will the effects of climate change in the Arctic turn the region into a New Wild West?
New climate change in the arctic mean shipping routes, fishing campaigns on waters. Those formerly covered with ice, wild species traffic. I mean uncontrolled mining extraction or forestry cuts of the arctic. Because all treasures and beauties of the Arctic are now at high risks.
As it has always been in drastic historical shifts: there are cowboys and Indians, police officers and thieves.
What will be the equilibrium…or imbalances…that will emerge with climate change in the Arctic?
All scientists are watching with great concern. Because of the evolution regarding climate and biodiversity. Plus it’s amplified by the impact of these new human activities.
Convergent and increasingly alarming publications tell us that climate change in the Arctic has reached a point of irreversibility.
So time is short now. Because humankind has no solution but to initiate mitigation now. As well as increasing adaptation measures to meet the challenges.
So now you have Strategy, Defense and security national and regional authorities in the region. All of them consequently are trying to organize. That’s with respect to such drastic changes and hazards. Geopolitical tensions now will reappear.
That’s also as will the conflicts between short-term economic interests and medium-term visions. This time it’s for the Arctic territory. So what will come from this? I mean because we are at a crossroads.
2. So let’s be clear. I mean Habitats are becoming more and more vulnerable. Also, nature is already initiating an irreversible transition. Yet it’s one that we can and must mitigate.
Ruptures and scars are emerging in the Arctic. All beyond the spectacular craters formed in the growing permafrost. Because this time I mean waterways and bodies of groundwater. That whose vitality is increasingly compromised it is the core characteristics of plant, animal and human habitats are now all being affected.
Whether is no more because it’s terrestrial or marine. Even large migratory animals can no longer repeat their journeys. Those that have been used to taking until now. This concerning situation is clearly disorienting them. It’s also prompting new patterns of behavior. Those which disrupt the ecosystems. Thereby putting their survival at risk. Now all which is making the survival of their species at risk.