Cheltenham Science Festival: The Arctic’s Changing Landscape

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The Arctic is hotting up: experts say that within decades the Arctic Ocean will be largely ice-free during summer months. This could open up new shipping lanes and untapped oil reserves and cause environmentalists to clash with economists. So what does the future hold? Helen Czerski tests the waters with British Antarctic Survey sea ice physicist Jeremy Wilkinson, Arctic plant ecologist Robert Baxter and geopolitics expert Klaus Dodds.

Polar bear in the Arctic
Polar bear in the Arctic

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