UN Secretary General addresses Arctic Circle: "There's no Planet B"

Yesterday at the Arctic Circle conference in Iceland’s booming capital, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accepted the first-ever Arctic…


The continental shelf: geological, legal, or geopolitical?

With Shell receiving┬áconditional approval to drill in the Chukchi Sea in offshore Alaska, the phrase “continental shelf” has come up…


Commodifying nature: The price of ice

A graduate student recently interviewed me for his dissertation on Russia, the Arctic, oil and gas. During the interview, he asked me what I believed was the single most important…Continue Reading →