The Ice is Melting

Ethics in the Arctic

Edited by: Leif Magne Helgesen, Kim Holmen, Ole Arve Misund

Contributions by: Jens Stoltenberg

The ice in the Arctic is melting. Nowhere on Earth can changes in the climate be seen as clearly as here. What is happening? Is the world headed toward catastrophe, or is this only a problem for polar bears and walruses? How will a warmer Arctic affect the living conditions of people further away, in places such as Polynesia and Micronesia? What are the responsibilities of individuals in this situation? The discussion of climate ethics is an important concern. This inspiring and provocative book extends knowledge about the climate and simultaneously invites reflection on the ethical issues involved. The book's contributors represent a wide range of professions sharing a belief in dialogue and cooperation. They demonstrate how the climate crisis challenges all to work together across disciplinary, professional, and national boundaries. The Foreword of The Ice Is Melting was written by Jens Stoltenberg, Norway's former prime minister and Secretary General of NATO. *** "This handsome book provides an eclectic collection of essays written in a conversational tone by more than a dozen Norwegian authorities (representing many different specialties) on the High Arctic. The editors' intent is to provoke discussion of ethical issues, relating to global climate change, which is a special concern in the Arctic, where warming is occurring 'first, most, and fastest, at twice the rate of the rest of the globe.' Richly illustrated with photographs, diagrams, and maps, this is an attractive eminently readable book. Highly recommended." -- Choice, Vol. 53, No. 5, January 2016 [Subject: Climate Change, Polar Studies, Environmental Studies, Conservation]

Publication Date: 5/12/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788245018431