The environmental history of the Arctic region

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Arctic Ice and Way of Life Melting Away for Eskimos
By Usha Lee McFarling, Los Angeles Times, 31 March 2002. Nature goes awry, bringing vast climatic and cultural changes, and baffling residents and researchers alike. The icy realm of the Eskimo—the tundra and ice of Russia, Alaska, Canada and Greenland—has started to thaw.
U.S. blocking Arctic report
Scripps Howard News Service,, 16 September 2004. The Bush administration is trying to bury an international report that contains recommendations on the impact of global warming on the people of the Arctic.
Rapid Arctic Warming Threatens Millions of Livelihoods
Radio Havana Cuba, 8 November 2004. Global warming is heating the Arctic almost twice as fast as the rest of the planet in a thaw that threatens millions of livelihoods, according to The Arctic Climate Impact Assessment. The accelerating melt could be a foretaste of wider disruptions from a build-up of human emissions of heat-trapping gases in the earth's atmosphere.
U.S., Arctic nations at odds on warming
By Andrew C. Revkin, New York Times, Thursday 25 November 2004. Talks in Iceland bring no common strategy on curbing emissions. New scientific findings concluding that heat-trapping emissions were the main cause of profound changes in the Arctic climate. The continuing opposition by the Bush administration to anything other than voluntary measures to slow the growth in such gases.