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The Resource Arctic thaw : climate change and the global race for energy resources, Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

Arctic thaw : climate change and the global race for energy resources, Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

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Arctic thaw : climate change and the global race for energy resources
Title
Arctic thaw
Title remainder
climate change and the global race for energy resources
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Describes how global warming has made the Arctic's oil, gas, natural resources, and minerals more accessible and how competition between nations and corporate interests for control of the resources is endangering the Arctic's fragile ecosystems. --Publisher's description
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Review
  • Gr 6 Up — An important case study and source of current information for serious students of climate change. Drawing almost exclusively from recent documents and news reports, McPherson surveys the ambitious, conflicting, and increasingly hostile claims that the major countries circling the Arctic have made on the polar region's major oil and gas resources. Along with showing how melting ice has already opened both the Northwest (over Canada) and the Northeast (over Russia) Passages to shipping, she frankly explores the ecological and economic challenges faced by indigenous peoples and by Greenland, which is inching its way toward independence over vast and increasingly accessible reserves of oil, rare earths, and other potentially lucrative natural resources. The author closes with a consideration of sources of renewable energy, including Russia's potentially alarming plan to build multiple floating nuclear reactors in Arctic waters, and generous lists of relevant print and web documents. Revealing maps and small but often telling color photos underscore the idea that serious climate change isn't just coming to this region; it has already arrived.—John Peters, Children's Literature Consultant, New York City --John Peters (Reviewed October 1, 2014) (School Library Journal, vol 60, issue 10, p138)
  • The rapid melting of Arctic ice has opened a new frontier for international competition or cooperation.The book opens with a dramatic scene, as three men in a submersible search for a hole in the ice above the North Pole location on the ocean floor where they've just planted a Russian flag. McPherson goes on to describe the changes in polar ice cover that are encouraging exploration and allowing access to previously inaccessible energy resources. Subsequent chapters describe new, shorter ocean passages, the jockeying for territory as nearby nations lay claim and others look for ways to get involved, and the likely difficulties of development. Native peoples, whose livelihoods and cultures are inextricably connected to this harsh environment, have to make difficult choices, and the melting of the ice sheet over Greenland offers new opportunities as well as potential for disaster. McPherson's clear explanations and balanced approach encourage reflection; there are no easy answers. Given that the burning of fossil fuels contributes to global warming, should the newly accessible oil and gas be extracted and added to the world's supply? Does the North Pole belong to one or another nearby nation or to the world? Is it even possible to develop this area without spoiling it? Maps, photographs and a thoughtful design add to the package. A chilling look at a timely topic. (source notes, glossary, bibliographies, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)(Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2014)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10377016
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McPherson, Stephanie Sammartino
Dewey number
333.790911/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1200L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG+
LC call number
QC981.8.G56
LC item number
M395 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
8
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True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Global warming
  • Global warming
  • Global warming
  • Natural resources
  • Power resources
  • Economic development
  • International relations
  • International economic relations
  • Economic development
  • Global warming
  • Global warming
  • Global warming
  • International economic relations
  • International relations
  • Natural resources
  • Power resources
  • Arctic Regions
Target audience
juvenile
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climate change and the global race for energy resources
Label
Arctic thaw : climate change and the global race for energy resources, Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-60) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Treasure trove at the top of the world -- Shortcuts through the ice -- Staking claims -- High hopes and harsh realities -- "Ours is the challenge" -- Spotlight on Greenland -- Exploring alternatives
Control code
1052098
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
64 pages
Isbn
9781467720434
Isbn Type
(library binding : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013025164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781467720434
  • (OCoLC)853287133
Label
Arctic thaw : climate change and the global race for energy resources, Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-60) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Treasure trove at the top of the world -- Shortcuts through the ice -- Staking claims -- High hopes and harsh realities -- "Ours is the challenge" -- Spotlight on Greenland -- Exploring alternatives
Control code
1052098
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
64 pages
Isbn
9781467720434
Isbn Type
(library binding : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013025164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781467720434
  • (OCoLC)853287133

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