Arctic: Environment, People, Policy
By demonstrating the importance of communication among social scientists, scientists in the natural sciences and stakeholders living in the Arctic, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the region's rapidly changing physical and human dimensions. In response to the tremendous challenges and opportunities facing the Arctic it is an essential resource for all Arctic researchers and those developing multidisciplinary projects. Representing a state-of-the-art overview of key areas of Arctic research by renowned specialists in the field, each chapter forms a detailed, varied and accessible account of current knowledge. Each author introduces the subject to a non-specialist readership, while retaining intellectual integrity and relevance for specialists. Overall, the richness of the material presented in this volume reflects the ecological and cultural diversity of this vast and environmentally critical part of the globe.
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The geological development of the Arctic
Permafrost and hydrology
Arctic oceanography sea ice and climate
Upper atmosphere physics and chemistry
The weather and climate of the Arctic
Biomass productivity distributions
Ecology of Arctic lakes and rivers
Indigenous peoples selfdetermination and the Arctic
The social anthropology of the Russian Far North
Arctic geopolitics then and now
The population of the circumpolar north
Ozone depletion and UVB radiation
Local and transboundary pollution
International cooperation in the Arctic environment
Indigenous peoples organisations and Arctic environmental
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Page 619 - Emphasizing our responsibility to protect and preserve the Arctic environment and recognizing the special relationship of the indigenous peoples and local populations to the Arctic and their unique contribution to the protection of the Arctic Environment; Hereby adopt the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy and commit ourselves to take steps towards its implementation and consider its further elaboration. We commit ourselves to a joint Action Plan of the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy...