World Economic Forum aims to correct five common Arctic myths

Resource / World Economic Forum aims to correct five common Arctic myths

By Juliette Aplin / 24 Aug 2015

The World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Arctic has identified five particularly pervasive myths about the Arctic region often held by the global media and general public. The Council aims to discount certain claims in order to focus attention on the challenges facing the region.

 

Find yourself falling into the trap of believing any of these misconceptions? The brief report is worth a read.

 

Myth No.1 - The Arctic is an uninhabited, unclaimed frontier with no regulation or governance

 

Myth No.2 - The region’s natural resource wealth is readily available for development

 

Myth No.3 - The Arctic will be immediately accessible as sea ice continues to disappear

 

Myth No.4 - The Arctic is tense with geopolitical disputes and the next flashpoint for conflict

 

Myth No. 5 - Climate changes in the Arctic are solely of local and regional importance

 

 

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