How Canada’s anti-science leaders are wrecking the Arctic

What happens in the Arctic affects the whole world, and what we do in Canada is affecting the Arctic disproportionately. Perhaps the entire Arctic should be made an international nature reserve and protected by international agreement and - if required - forces.

Just a thought. Lord knows that we aren't doing it any good.

Easier said than done, of course. As a Canadian citizen who’s seen the impact of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s pro-development, scientist-muzzling government in action, Struzik will be the first to tell you that the quasi-optimistic future he thinks is possible isn’t necessarily the one we’re headed toward. But the work to be done in the Arctic, he argues, is a global project. Just remember — what’s happening there now is a forerunner of what the rest of the world will be experiencing in due time.