Future Arctic
216 pages, 6 x 9
15 b&w photos
Release Date:15 Oct 2016
Release Date:15 Feb 2015

Future Arctic

Field Notes from a World on the Edge

Island Press
In one hundred years, or even fifty, the Arctic will look dramatically different than it does today. While these changes may seem remote, they will have a profound impact on a host of global issues, from international politics to animal migrations. In Future Arctic, journalist and explorer Edward Struzik offers a clear-eyed look at the rapidly shifting dynamics in the Arctic region, a harbinger of changes that will reverberate throughout our entire world. A unique combination of extensive on-the-ground research, compelling storytelling, and policy analysis, Future Arctic offers a new look at the changes occurring in this remote, mysterious region and their far-reaching effects.

Edward Struzik is an award-winning writer and photographer. A fellow at the School of Policy Studies at the Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy at Queen University in Kingston, his numerous accolades include the prestigious Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy and the Sir Sandford Fleming Medal, awarded for outstanding contributions to the understanding of science. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta.


Chapter 1. Eight Foot Tall Beavers, Scimitar Cats, and Three Toed Horses: What the Past Tells Us about the Future Arctic

Chapter 2: Tar Sands, Dams, and Deltas

Chapter 3: Ocean Currents

Chapter 4: Polar Bears and Killer Whales

Chapter 5: The End of Migration

Chapter 6: Caribou, Muskox, and Bison: Prey, Tell Us what the Future of the Arctic Will Be?

Chapter 7: Hybridization and the Rise of New Animals in the Arctic

Chapter 8: Falling into the Sea: Erosion, Receding Ice, and Vulnerable Shorelines

Chapter 9: Oil and Ice, "Drill Baby Drill"

Chapter 10: Redrawing the Map of the Arctic: Shifting Territorial Boundaries and an Arctic Treaty


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