Future Arctic: Field Notes from a World on the Edge

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“Just the tip of the iceberg” is a painfully apropos metaphor for the state of climate change and how the Arctic and Antarctic zones of the planet serve as a sort of scrying stone for what the future may hold. While some evidence may be hard to come by for the current state of the world, what is happening in the Arctic is undeniable fact melting before our very eyes.

Edward Struzik is a hardcore explorer and journalist who has traveled across the limits of the Arctic, and in Future Arctic he paints a very moving picture about where it is headed. Along with ample research about the state of things, Struzik also provides plenty of anecdotal evidence from the native peoples of the region recounting how their world has changed. The author even travels far into the past to a time when the region was warmer and explains how its flora and fauna fared.

Future Arctic is certainly bleak at points, but also enlightening as Struzik analyzes various possibilities about how the Arctic will appear transformed by climate change and what it means for the rest of the increasingly fragile planet.

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Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 216 pages
Publisher Island Press
Publish Date 2015-Feb-03
ISBN 9781610914406
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Issue April 2015
Category Science & Nature


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