#29: Arctic Special – part two
- the historic Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change and its implications for the UN climate talks in Copenhagen at the end of the year
- the Arctic’s central position in the climate tipping point story and
- the rush to exploit the fossil fuel resources in the Arctic opened up by the sea ice melt
We also hear from Vietnam vet and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge campaigner, Robert Thompson, about the potential impacts of an oil spill and about the oil company tactic of bribery that has attempted to split and buy-out local opposition to oil drilling.
Antarctic Environmental Protocol (prohibits commercial exploration of mineral resources)
Costing the Earth – Antarctic Treaty (BBC Radio 4, 9 April 2009)
Hillary Clinton – Antarctic Treaty 50th Anniversary speech
This programme includes two short extracts from the original soundtrack to “Dutch Harbour – where the sea breaks its back” performed by The Boxhead Ensemble (Atavistic, 1997).
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