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The Suicidal Race for Arctic's Natural Resources - Obama's Arctic strategy sets off a climate time bomb

The Suicidal Race for Arctic's Natural Resources - Obama's Arctic strategy sets off a climate time bomb | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

May, 16, 2013 Guardian Environment - Nafeez Ahmed:

-▶ OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB. US National Strategy for the Arctic Region prioritises corporate 'economic opportunities' at the expense of everyone else

At the heart of the White House's new Arctic strategy is an elementary but devastating contradiction between what President Obama, in the document's preamble, describes as seeking "to make the most of the emerging economic opportunities in the region" due to the rapid loss of Arctic summer sea ice, and recognising "the need to protect and conserve this unique, valuable, and changing environment."... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/earth-insight/2013/may/17/obama-arctic-energy-security-climate


Guardian, April 5, 2013

-▶ THE RACE FOR THE ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2008/apr/05/poles.endangeredhabitats?INTCMP=SRCH


Business Insider, April 23, 2015
▶  THE NEW COLD WAR: NORDIC COUNTRIES BANDING TOGETHER AGAINST RUSSIA'S ARCTIC PUSH

http://www.businessinsider.com/nordic-countries-banding-together-against-russia-2015-4


Mongabay, December 23, 2013

▶  WORLD FIRST:  RUSSIA BEGINS PUMPING OIL FROM ARCTIC SEABED http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1223-hance-russia-arctic-oil.html?n3ws1ttr


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             BIG OIL AND THE RACE FOR THE NORTH POLE

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Grist, December 12, 2013

-▶ IS GLOBAL WARMING STOKING AN ARCTIC COLD WAR? http://grist.org/news/is-global-warming-stoking-an-arctic-cold-war/


July 5, 2011 INTERACTIVE

-▶ THE 'COLD RUSH': INDUSTRIALISATION IN THE ARCTIC  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2011/jul/05/arctic-oil-exploitation-map-interactive?INTCMP=SRCH


July 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶ 'FIRE ICE' - NEW FOSSIL FUEL SOURCE, BURIED UNDER THE SEA FLOOR, COULD BE DISASTROUS FOR THE PLANET http://www.globalpossibilities.org/fire-ice-new-fossil-fuel-source-buried-under-the-sea-floor-could-be-disastrous-for-the-planet/


Deutche Welle, February 07, 2014
-▶ ARE WE PREPARED FOR A CATASTROPHE IN THE ARCTIC? As climate change warms the Arctic, oil rigs are opening, ships are making use of new shipping routes and tourists are flocking to see the icebergs. But experts warn that we are not adequately prepared for accidents.   http://www.dw.de/are-we-prepared-for-a-catastrophe-in-the-arctic/a-17412856


Grist, April 23, 2014
IF OIL SPILLS IN THE ARCTIC AND NO ONE IS AROUND TO CLEAN IT UP, DOES IT JUST STAY THERE? http://grist.org/news/if-oil-spills-in-the-arctic-and-no-one-is-around-to-clean-it-up-does-it-just-stay-there/


                                                  --     WATCH --

                   THE KILLING IMPACT OF OIL AND MINING IN ALASKA

                                           Winner of Goldman Prize

                                                 http://sco.lt/68m1x3


Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, May 15, 2014
-▶ WITH HALF THE PLANET UP FOR GRABS, A CALL FOR DEEP-OCEAN STEWARDSHIP https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/half-planet-grabs-call-deep-ocean-stewardship


September 18, 2012 New York Times

-▶ ARCTIC RESOURCES, EXPOSED BY WARMING, SET OFF COMPETITION http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/science/earth/arctic-resources-exposed-by-warming-set-off-competition.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


Inhabitat, July 15, 2014
MELTING ARCTIC ICE OPENS NEW SHIPPING CHANNEL FOR PETROLEUM PRODUCTS http://inhabitat.com/melting-arctic-ice-opens-new-shipping-channel-for-petroleum-products/


Business Insider, April 22, 2015
RUSSIA HAS A CRUCIAL ADVANTAGE OVER THE US IN THE ARCTIC http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-has-a-crucial-advantage-over-the-us-in-the-arctic-2015-4


Marketplace, December 11, 2012
-▶ OIL AND THE RACE FOR THE NORTH POLE http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/oil-and-race-north-pole


Salon, January 11, 2015
WHY ARCTIC DRILLING IS A DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN http://www.salon.com/2015/01/11/why_arctic_drilling_is_a_disaster_waiting_to_happen/


Ecowatch, April 01, 2015
PRESIDENT OBAMA APPROVES DRILLING IN THE ARCTIC: SHELL'S ARCTIC DRILLING PLANS APPROVED BY DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

http://ecowatch.com/2015/04/01/interior-approves-shell-arctic-drilling/


Reuters, April 01, 2015
HERE'S WHY OBAMA IS APPROVING ARCTIC DRILLING -- AGAIN

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/01/usa-shell-arctic-idUSL2N0WT2F220150401


US News and World Report, December 06, 2013

-▶ A RUSH TO EXPAND OIL DRILLING IN THE ARCTIC

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/12/05/a-rush-to-expand-oil-drilling-in-the-arctic-


August 3, 2013 Global Possibilities

-▶ THE CLIMATE TIME BOMB THAT WILL COST US $60 TRILLION: Obama in the US, and Harper in Canada, are turning North America into a petro–imperial and petro–despot continent. This doesn’t bode well for solving the climate crisis... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-climate-time-bomb-that-will-cost-us-60-trillion/


                     AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

                   New Economic Perspectives, January 31, 2014
ARE YOU GOING TO DETONATE THE WORLD'S LARGEST "CARBON BOMB"? http://neweconomicperspectives.org/2014/02/president-obama-going-detonate-worlds-largest-carbon-bomb.html


NationalJournal, December 17, 2014
PROTECTING BRISTOL BAY WAS AN EASY CALL FOR OBAMA  THE HARD ONES COME NEXT http://www.nationaljournal.com/energy/protecting-bristol-bay-was-an-easy-call-for-obama-the-hard-ones-come-next-20141217


The Nation, January 28, 2015
-▶ THE MAIN PROBLEM WITH OBAMA'S CLIMATE POLICY?  IT MAKES NO SENSE http://www.thenation.com/blog/196473/obamas-climate-policy-doesnt-make-any-sense




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                 BIG OIL AND THE RACE FOR THE NORTH POLE


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May 16, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶ CANADA VOWS PLUNDER IN THE ARCTIC AS ICE MELTS http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/16-3


CTV News, November 09, 2014
CANADA'S SUDDEN NORTH POLE GRAB SURPRISED GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS: INTERNAL DOCUMENTS http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-s-sudden-north-pole-bid-surprised-gov-t-officials-internal-documents-1.2093871


Reuters, January 20, 2015
NORWAY REDEFINES ARCTIC ICE EDGE IN POTENTIAL BOOST FOR OIL EXPLORATION  http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/01/20/norway-oil-arctic-idINL6N0UZ0L020150120


Guardian Environment, October 17, 2013

-▶ UK AIMS TO BECOME HUB FOR ARCTIC OIL EXPLORATION  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/17/uk-hub-arctic-oil-exploration-greenpeace


May 15, 2013 Bloomberg

-▶ CHINA GRANTED ACCESS TO ARCTIC CLUB AS RESOURCE RACE HEATS UP http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-05-15/world/39264945_1_arctic-council-arctic-circle-observer-status


June 5, 2013 Global Possibilities

-▶ CHINA'S NEW ARCTIC PRESENCE SIGNALS FUTURE DEVELOPMENT http://www.globalpossibilities.org/chinas-new-arctic-presence-signals-future-development/


May 15, 2013- Washington Post

-▶ SUPERPOWERS CHINA, INDIA AND KOREA, RUSSIA AND EUROPEAN UNION SEEK TO MINE ARCTIC REGION OF ITS UNTAPPED ENERGY http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-05-15/world/39264945_1_arctic-council-arctic-circle-observer-status

 

November 20, 1010
-▶ EUROPE JOINS INTERNATIONAL CONTEST FOR ARCTIC'S RESOURCES http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/21/arctic-energy-eu?INTCMP=SRCH


Bloomberg, September 27, 2014
▶ FIRST ARCTIC OIL SPILL: RUSSIA SAYS ARCTIC WELL DRILLED WITH EXXON STRIKES OIL  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-27/rosneft-says-exxon-arctic-well-strikes-oil.html


Bloomberg, September 12, 2014

-▶ EXXON SAID TO RILE U.S., EU BY USING SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA LOOPHOLE http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-12/exxon-said-to-rile-u-s-eu-in-using-sanctions-loophole.html?alcmpid=markets


HuffPost Green, April 28, 2014

GREENPEACE SHIP TO CONFRONT RUSSIAN TANKER CARRYING ARCTIC OIL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/28/greenpeace-russia_n_5225032.html


June 5, 2013 Grist
-▶ BP TO PUMP $1 BILLION INTO IT'S ALASKA DRILLING EFFORTS - AFTER TAXES REDUCED ON OIL COMPANIES AS INCENTIVE http://grist.org/news/bp-to-pump-1-billion-into-its-alaska-drilling-efforts/


Treehugger, May 25, 2012

-▶ THE $4 BILLION LOBBYING BLITZ THAT BOUGHT SHELL THE ARCTIC http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/4-billion-lobbying-blitz-bought-shell-arctic.html

 

Marketplace, December 26, 2013

-▶ OFFSHORE OIL: SHELL'S CHALLENGE IN DRILLING FOR ARCTIC OIL , Over a year ago, Royal Dutch Shell began oil drilling operations offshore of Alaska, the first attempt to explore the outer continental shelf in two decades. But Shell's initial foray proved disastrous. After sinking $5 billion into the effort, not a single well was drilled and its rig ran aground. Shell racked up big fines for faulty equipment, pollution and safety violations and sat out the last season. Outgoing Shell CEO Peter Voser called the Arctic one of his biggest disappointments. Elizabeth Arnold, based in Alaska, looked into the state of Arctic oil exploration in the U.S... http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/shells-challenge-drilling-arctic-oil


Grist, April 01, 2015
SHELL INCHES CLOSER TO SPILLING OIL ALL OVER THE ARCTIC http://grist.org/news/shell-inches-closer-to-spilling-oil-all-over-the-arctic/


BBC News, January 29, 2015
SHELL RESUMES ARCTIC DRILLING - LIKELY TO INTENSIFY BATTLE WITH ENVIRONMENTALISTS  http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31034870


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EcoWatch, January 28, 2015
▶   OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PROPOSES OPENING ATLANTIC COAST TO OFFSHORE DRILLING  http://ecowatch.com/2015/01/28/obama-open-atlantic-coast-offshore-drilling/


Oceana, February 28, 2014
OBAMA ADMIN MOVES FORWARD TO OPEN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN TO SEISMIC AIRGUN BLASTS AND DRILLING FOR BIG OIL http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/02/obama-admin-moves-forward-to-open-the-atlantic-ocean-to-seismic-airgun-blasts-drilling


Guardian, January 25, 2015
OBAMA PROPOSAL TO EXPAND PROTECTION OF ALASKA ARCTIC REFUGE, BRISTOL BAY, ANGERS REPUBLICANS OVER OIL  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/25/obama-expand-alaska-arctic-refuge-republicans-oil


Environmental News Service, July 18, 2014
EPA BLOCKS GIANT ALASKA MINE TO PROTECT BRISTOL BAY SALMON AND ECOSYSTEM http://ens-newswire.com/2014/07/18/epa-blocks-giant-alaska-mine-to-protect-bristol-bay-salmon/


                WHALES, SONAR, SEISMIC TESTING A DEADLY MIX

                          MASS STRANDINGS, RESEARCH SHOWS

                                         http://sco.lt/4lLKcr


Huffington Post Hawaii, September 24, 2013
▶  SEISMIC DRILLING IMPACTS OCEAN LIFE GENERALLY:  OFFSHORE OIL EXPLORATION LINKED TO 50 PERCENT REDUCTION IN COD CATCH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/candace-calloway-whiting/offshore-oil-exploration-_b_3977171.html


HuffPost Green, February 04, 2014
-▶  MELTING SEA ICE AND ARCTIC DRILLING: A RISKY COMBINATION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/04/melting-sea-ice-arctic-drilling_n_4725363.html


Common Dreams, December 08, 2014
OBAMA'S OIL BOOM DESTROYING HOPE FOR PROGRESS ON CLIMATE http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/12/08/obamas-oil-boom-destroying-hope-progress-climate


World Wildlife Fund, October 31, 2014
-▶ FEDERAL ASSESSMENT REITERATES RISK OF OFFSHORE DRILLING IN AMERICA'S ARCTIC https://www.worldwildlife.org/press-releases/federal-assessment-reiterates-risk-of-offshore-drilling-in-america-s-arctic


Pew Environment Group, March 2012,

-▶ SCIENTISTS CALL ON OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO USE SCIENCE AS GUIDE FOR ARCTIC DRILLING - More than 500 distinguished U.S. and international scientists have signed an open letter (PDF) urging the Obama Administration to follow through on its stated commitment to science by acting on the USGS recommendations. http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/scientists-call-on-obama-administration-to-use-science-as-guide-for-arctic-drilling-85899369512


                                                DEEP SEA MINING 

RUSH' MOVES CLOSER, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5tF4s5


September 14, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶ AFTER NORTH SEA GAS LEAK, DRILLERS FEAR CORROSIVE FLUID COULD THREATEN DEEP SEA WELLS ACROSS THE WORLD http://www.globalpossibilities.org/after-north-sea-gas-leak-drillers-fear-corrosive-fluid-could-threaten-deep-sea-wells-across-the-world/


 

ARCTIC IS RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE http://sco.lt/8gVi1x



July 3, 2011
-▶ Q&A: NATURAL RESOURCES EXPLORATION IN THE ARCTIC
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2011/jul/05/arctic-oil-exploitation-map-interactive?INTCMP=SRCH


SAVE THE ARCTIC: The melting Arctic is under threat from oil drilling, industrial fishing and conflict. The Insanity:  http://www.savethearctic.org/

 

                                                     Greenpeace
                                               SAVE THE ARCTIC
                                            http://savethearctic.org/


August 4, 2013 Care2

-▶ HOW TO DESTROY ALASKA IN 4 EASY STEPS: A U.S. GOVERNMENT HANDBOOK  http://www.care2.com/causes/destroy-alaska-in-4-easy-steps-a-u-s-government-handbook.html


                                                      WATCH

FIVE YEARS AFTER DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL DISASTER, DOLPHINS DYING IN DROVE AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT  http://sco.lt/5cPoG1



                    OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL:

             FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL 

                                            http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

 

                                       WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH?

ClimateProgress, December 27, 2013
  -▶  IN THE MIDST OF RECORD OIL BOOM, OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SEEKS MORE OIL PRODUCTION.

America produced an average of 7.5 million barrels of crude oil per day in 2013, an increase of one million barrels per day and the biggest one-year jump in the nation’s history, FuelFix reported Thursday. The U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA) estimates production will grow by another one million barrels in 2014 and will peak at a whopping 9.5 million barrels per day in 2016.

And the production surge doesn’t stop at the water’s edge. According to FuelFix, “the Gulf of Mexico also is seeing a boost, with oil production expected to grow to 1.4 million barrels per day in 2014, up by 100,000 barrels.”.. http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/27/3105211/obama-administration-oil-production/#

 

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Yale Environment 360,  August 16, 2014
- ▶ A NEW FRONTIER FOR FRACKING:  DRILLING NEAR THE ARCTIC CIRCLE  http://e360.yale.edu/feature/a_new_frontier_for_fracking_drilling_near_the_arctic_circle/2794/


Bloomberg, August 06, 2014
-▶ DEEP WATER FRACKING NEXT FRONTIER FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING. Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coasts.  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/deep-water-fracking-next-frontier-for-offshore-drilling.html


Bloomberg, August 06, 2014
-▶ DEEP WATER FRACKING NEXT FRONTIER FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING. Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coastshttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/deep-water-fracking-next-frontier-for-offshore-drilling.html

 

                  THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION -

                          AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8qklOr


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                                    GREENLAND'S MELTING

CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN

                                        http://sco.lt/8bjv73


July 21, 1012 Guardian Environment
-▶ HISTORY REPEATS AS GREENLAND'S NATURAL RESOURCES PROMISE UNTOLD RICHES http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/jul/31/history-repeats-greenland-natural-resources?INTCMP=SRCH


 The Guardian, October 24, 2013
-▶ GREENLAND GIVES GREEN LIGHT FOR RADIOACTIVE URANIUM AND RARE EARTHS MINING http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/25/greenland-green-light-uranium-rare-earths-mining


Guardian, January 23, 2014
-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE BRINGS NEW RISKS TO GREENLAND http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/23/climate-change-risks-greenland-arctic-icecap


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                            ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY'

                         HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS

                       ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN TWO YEARS

                                        http://sco.lt/6KTOpl

 

       THE HEALTH OF OUR OCEANS IMPACTS CLIMATE CHANGE:

                                           SEA CHANGE

                  THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                        http://sco.lt/51LeCn

 

 

-▶ WHY GEOENGINEERING SUITS RUSSIA'S CARBON AGENDA, GIVEN THE COUNTRY'S FOSSIL FUEL STRATEGY IN THE ARCTIC

The Arctic, a large portion of which is controlled or claimed by Russia, is a new carbon El Dorado, holding up to a quarter of the globe’s undiscovered oil and gas reserves. According to one energy industry insider: "Climate change is opening up one of the last frontiers for hydrocarbons on our planet. The Arctic … could be set for rapid change and development as exploration, production and infrastructure will have an inevitable, irreversible impact."
 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/24/why-geoengineering-suits-russias-carbon-agenda

 

 

-▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTE BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT.  UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5bNJoX

            

-▶ -▶ *** OBAMA'S NEW SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS NEGOTIATE AWAY SOVEREIGN RIGHTS TO CORPORATE GOVERNANCE http://sco.lt/8FToVl

 

 

                                                  WATCH:

                                Encore, Moyers and Company

         ENDING THE SILENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE - THE POLITICS

                                       http://sco.lt/5St5Cj



 -▶ WILL WE LEARN FROM THE PAST, OR CONTINUE RAVAGING OUR PLANET IN THE NAME OF PROFITS AND POWER?

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?page=2

 

 

 


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Oblabla will be remembered as the corrupt #Wallstreet #bankster POTUS who helped with the extinction of Mankind.

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In all honesty this started long before Obama showed up. His plan doesn't help things get better though.

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'Time running out' on climate change - The National

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There Are Over 250 Different Kinds of Fossil Fuel Subsidies We Need to Kill

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