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February 04, 2009

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An Arctic "land" grab is a dangerous proposition given the twin bombs posed by peak oil and climate change. Drilling in the Arctic only delays a concerted response to these issues among industrialized countries with interests in the High North. Though a difficult proposition, the establishment of a conservation regime over oil resources in the Arctic commons offers another way forward:

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