Arctic 'carve up' threatens peace : a railway to Arctic riches environmental threat, economic boom ?

May 14, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Globe and Mail

Kimmirut, Nunavut, a tiny outpost on the southern coast of Baffin Island

A handful of people shuffle into the community hall in Kimmirut ...

Yesterday, Wikileaks released a series of cables that confirmed our fears: the Arctic oil scramble is well under way, risking not only the environment and our climate, but also peace.

It's unbelievable that the accelerating melting of the Arctic is not spurring politicians to action over climate change, but instead has them greedily competing over the resources under the ice.

Watch BBC Newsnight on the Arctic Wikileaks files, featuring footage from recent Greenpeace actions

The secret cables talk of 'increased military threats in the Arctic' as well politicians referring to the 'carving up' of this pristine and unique environment.

If there was any doubt in your mind about how urgently we need to protect the Arctic, the release of the Wikileaks cables should make it clear:

We need to protect the Arctic now http://links.mkt1875.com/ctt?kn=4&m=36614313&r=NTY1NzYyMjkyMQS2&b=0&j=MTAxMzU1MTc2S0&mt=1&rt=0

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