Great Decisions : Chapter 4: Struggles over the melting Arctic (Indian Trails Library)
Exchange ideas about foreign policy issues facing America today in this informal, non-partisan discussion. Pick up a copy of the Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book at the second floor Adult Services desk. Prior to each month’s program, read the designated chapter in the book. The video will be shown during the session.
Chapter 4: Struggles over the melting Arctic
Former U.S. President Donald Trump expressed interest in purchasing the island nation of Greenland from Denmark. While any potential deal was unlikely, the event shows the changing opinion within the U.S. government toward engagement with the Arctic region. Because of climate change, large sheets of arctic ice are melting, exposing vast stores of natural gas and oil. With Russia and China already miles ahead with their Arctic strategies, can the U.S. catch up?