eBook Energy Security And Geopolitics In The Arctic: Challenges And Opportunities In The 21st Century, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814401471
  • ISBN-13: 9789814401470
  • DDC: 333.820911
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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This book sheds light on how global warming has caused the ongoing environmental disaster in the Arctic, namely its melting. This development, if left unabated, will have a major negative environmental impact, not only on the Arctic itself, but on the entire planet, including the worsening of global warming and rising sea levels. The latter is a major threat to all island countries and all countries having coastlines with open seas with major environmental, social, economic, political and military/security implications

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Acronyms.
List of Tables and Figures.
About the Contributors.
About the Energy Studies Institute.
1: Introduction.
2: Is the Arctic Melting?.
3: From White to Blue: The Shrinking Arctic Cryosphere.
4: Possible Changes to the Russian Arctic Environment under the Influence of Natural and Anthropogenic Factors.
5: What Are the Stakes for the Littoral States?.
6: The Transnational Arctic and Russia.
7: Norway and Russia: Neighbours with Strong Interests in the Arctic.
8: What Are the Interests for the Non-Regional Large Economies?.
9: The Arctic: Geopolitics, International Relations and Energy Security — A View from India.
10: The Arctic and Japan: Energy Security and Climate Security.
11: The Arctic Governance and EU “Soft Power”.
12: Conclusion.