When China — along with Japan, South Korea, Singapore, India, and Italy — was granted permanent observer status in the Arctic Council last month, it left many experts wondering whether a paradigm shift in geopolitics is taking place in the region.
Articles: Arctic oil (9)
•Oil guru says US shale revolution is 'temporary' •A Black Mound of Canadian Oil Waste Is Rising Over Detroit •Analysis - Oil executives tune out the call of the wild Arctic •The delayed oil impact of the 'Arab spring'
•Europe facing peak oil •International oil companies’ oil production peaked in 2004 and declined by 2.1 % pa •UK more vulnerable from disruption to oil supplies •Greenland government falls as voters send warning to mining companies
•Critical Part of Keystone Report Done by Firms with Deep Oil Industry Ties •The spreading slick of blame for the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill •Statoil may abandon US Arctic drilling leases •Peak Oil, The Shale Boom and our Energy Future: Interview with Dave Summers
•Dude, where's my cheap gas? •How do you measure China’s oil demand? IEA goes from “error to error” •Twilight of an energy boom: Alberta’s new fiscal challenge •OPEC Boosts Estimated Demand for Its Own Crude Oil •Setback for Shell's Arctic oil …
The fact that the summer ice is declining in the Arctic means that there is now also the possibility to take ships northwest and northeast of Greenland (seen from Europe) and the famous Northeast Passage goes through Russian territorial waters. Some judge that the risk for conflict there will …
•Bakken Oil Output Fell in November for First Time in 18 Months •Arctic nations' oil spill plans too vague, say environmentalists •Vast Oil Reserve May Now Be Within Reach, and Battle Heats Up
•Interior Dept. Expedites Review of Arctic Drilling After Accidents •U.S. oil production to jump 25 percent by 2014 - EIA •Why the world is headed toward more oil scarcity •Peak oil group presses EIA to temper optimistic crude outlook •Why a potential …
I think that people who want to stop environmental destruction, the closure of services and other things that are wrong in the world, are in many cases the very people who will also want to create positive change in their own communities.