ICN editors summary:
Trajectory of dramatic climate change in the Arctic is locked in through 2050, but what happens after that depends largely onShankman writes:
our[ruling class] choices today, report says. (my editing)
The reports synthesize the best peer-reviewed science on various Arctic-related issues, with the hope of informing policy decisions. This work is the bread and butter of the Arctic Council, an eight-country, intergovernmental diplomatic body that commissions and directs work on the Arctic but cannot itself make policy.
The findings are not easy to stomach.