The Arctic, an unforgiving, ancient and forgotten landscape of great animosity and untampered beauty that has captivated people for centuries. This however is rapidly changing…
Global warming is changing our world and sooner than we would have imagined. Shifting weather patterns, increase in precipitation and drought across the globe as well as a decrease in fresh water resources. Extreme weather threatening all kinds of life with more dangerous tornadoes and floods. Ice caps melting, trapped water stored in glaciers are released in term raising the sea level forcing many animals to migrate and survive in increasingly demanding conditions, pushing some species to conflict with our kind and worse yet to the brink of extinction. Polar bears unable to hunt due to thin ice, walruses struggling for viable habitats. It is apparent that we no longer have the luxury of waiting for an intervention, our world is dying and with it, we will surely suffer as well.
However with the ice melting new possibilities emerge. Now that the right conditions have been met and with the advancement of technology ships can traverse and explore the arctic sea as well as stay for longer durations. Once impossible trade routes unravel as natural resources are discovered attracting the attention of many nations with differing agendas. Who would have guessed that one of the most difficult and dangerous places known to man would have gained such interest.
Everything mentioned above and more bring us to our current state. Political disputes among benefactors, debates over territories and a total lack of comprehension of the greater picture.
Will our instincts take hold, will you delegates give in to your greed and squabble over selfish desires or will you work together to solve this crisis at hand. Only time will tell,