Arctic Game Changer?

CIPHER SNAPSHOT: President Barack Obama recently visited the Arctic region to bring attention to the effects climate change is already having in Alaska. The president also addressed a State Department conference with members of the Artic Council, whose members include Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States.

Climate change will likely be the “icebreaker” to open up a greater dialogue. The Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the world, which means Arctic fisheries may disappear, there will likely be more forest fires and storm damage to coastal communities, and global sea levels will rise as glaciers melt.

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