Tuesday Map: The Arctic Monthly
This month’s new-look Atlantic features a cool map of arctic shipping routes and global warming-related geopolitical concerns put together by Scott Borgerson of the Council on Foreign Relations: Head over to their site to zoom in on the text and get info on the energy treasures and potential military flashpoints in this region. Borgerson writes: ...
Head over to their site to zoom in on the text and get info on the energy treasures and potential military flashpoints in this region. Borgerson writes:
The opening of a new waterway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans is akin in historic significance to the opening of the Suez Canal, in 1869, or is Panamanian cousin, in 1914. With this sea change will come the rise and fall of international seaports, newfound access to nearly a quarter of the world’s remaining undiscovered oil and gas reserves, and a recalibration of geo-strategic power.
There’s also an online-only video of his recent research trip to the Arctic.
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating
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