Rafe Pomerance

Arctic Climate Change
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As the sea ice in the Arctic continues to melt, large areas of water are opening up,and the prospect of an “artic passage” is drawing much interest from commercial shipping companies and from the governments and military forces of northern nations.

A group called the Arctic Council — dedicated to shaping a peaceful future for the region, is holding a high level meeting in Portland this week.

Arctic Council

Oct 3, 2016
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The Senior Arctic Officials Meeting of the Arctic Council takes plans on October 4-6 in Portland. We’ll learn what the council does and why an organization concerned with the Arctic is holding a high-level meeting in Maine.

Guests:  Rafe Pomerance, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and chairman of Arctic 21, a coalition of nongovernmental organizations concerned with climate change in the region

Dr. Adrianna Muir, the Deputy Senior Arctic Official at the U.S. Department of State for the U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council