google.com, pub-1373830308765288, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Anders Bekeken

The Fight For The Arctic by DW Documentary

Geschreven op 23-2-2018 - Erik van Erne. Geplaatst in Natuur Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

The Arctic ice is retreating due to climate change. The region’s once inaccessible raw materials have caught the attention of major world powers.

Countries like the USA, Russia and China are positioning themselves, scouting out the land and securing the best sites for getting their hands on the raw materials.

The animals of the Arctic are also having to fight – for their survival.

Russia already has an ultra-modern nuclear-powered icebreaker in operation. The Norwegian company Statoil is conducting test drilling with its cutting-edge rig “Songa Enabler,” which was designed especially for the Arctic; it’s the most northerly drilling operation in the world. Norway hopes to discover vast natural wealth in the Arctic. But the borders in the Arctic have not yet been set, and a war over resources is always a distinct danger.

For the animals of the Arctic, including seals and polar bears, the melting sea ice is also having drastic consequences. They’re losing their habitats and their search for food is becoming increasingly difficult. In addition, the rubbish that is piling up in the Arctic only degrades very slowly and it’s poisoning the animals. Seabirds and whales are dying because they can’t digest the plastic in their stomachs. International fishing fleets are the main culprits when it comes to rubbish in the Arctic.

The ice used to be a natural barrier. Now the trawlers can penetrate further and further into the icy ocean and, as a result, catch greater quantities of fish. Overfishing is almost inevitable. Furthermore the huge trawl nets used by the industrial fishing fleets are destroying the ocean floor, an important habitat.

For years, environmental organizations such as Greenpeace have been complaining about the problems caused by fishing and raw-material exploitation in the Arctic. See: Stop Deepwater Drilling for Oil in The Arctic: It’s Time to Go Beyond Oil

See also: China’s New Silk Road by DW Documentary – Global Warning: Arctic Melt by CNN – The Battle for the Arctic by Fault Lines – TED Talk: Time-lapse Proof Of Extreme Ice Loss by James Balog – Save The Arctic from Shell and Gazprom – Stop Deepwater Drilling for Oil in The Arctic: It’s Time to Go Beyond Oil – Shell Stopt met Olieboringen in de Arctic: Winst voor het Milieu – Save The Arctic: Vicious Circle Narrated by John Hurt – Arctic Death Spiral and the Methane Time Bomb – Chasing Ice by James Balog: The Story of the Earth’s Changing Climate – The Fight For The Arctic by DW Documentary – Extreme Ice Documentary by NOVA Online: In Extremis – The Climate Cover Up Big Oil’s Campaign Of Deception by DW Documentary

Één Reactie

  1. Erik van Erne zegt:

    18 december 2019 om 13:52 | Permalink

    Melting Ice: The Future Of The Arctic by DW Documentary

    Climate change in the Arctic is fueling not only fear, but also hope. Sea levels will rise and flood many regions. But the melting ice will also expose new land with reserves of oil, gas and minerals. New sea routes are also emerging.

    The melting of the ice in the far north has given reason for great optimism, as newly-found mineral resources promise the Inuit a better life. But international corporations and self-proclaimed ‘partners’ such as China also have their eye on the treasures of the Arctic. Some even dream of a polar Silk Road. As large corporations position themselves to exploit the treasures of the far north, the indigenous people, the Inuit, are fighting for their independence.

    Our film team spent four weeks with a geological expedition to the north coast of Canada – a place where no human has ever set foot before – and were present at the geologists world’s northernmost spring. A microbiologist with them also collected DNA samples that could help in the development of new vaccines against resistant germs. However, the most important resource in the far north is still fish: Greenland supplies half the world with it, yet it still doesn’t bring in enough to finance necessary investments in its underdeveloped infrastructure. And in Canada, the Inuit are also struggling with their government for the right to share in the wealth of their own land.

Plaats zelf een reactie:

(U heeft ruimte voor 400 tekens)

Categorieën

  • Afval (675)
  • Agenda (3.216)
  • Barack Obama (116)
  • Biologisch (115)
  • Blog Action Day (57)
  • Bouwen-Klussen (831)
  • Communicatie (376)
  • Cradle to Cradle – Circulair (511)
  • Design (236)
  • Dieren (177)
  • Donald Trump (3)
  • Duurzaam (2.343)
  • Educatie (346)
  • EEN-Armoede (251)
  • Energie en Besparing (3.502)
  • Europa (29)
  • Evenementen (197)
  • Geluid (26)
  • Gezondheid (308)
  • Goed Doel (119)
  • Green Deal (31)
  • Greenwashing (120)
  • Hergebruik-Kringloop (322)
  • Iets anders (381)
  • Int. Samenwerking (191)
  • Investeren (136)
  • Kerst (123)
  • Klimaat (1.687)
  • Licht (385)
  • Lucht (34)
  • Mensenrechten (170)
  • Milieu (750)
  • MVO (109)
  • Natuur (757)
  • Nederland (26)
  • Olympische Spelen (68)
  • Oranje (157)
  • Oud & Nieuw (127)
  • Pasen (2)
  • Sinterklaas (16)
  • Sport (228)
  • Vakantie (83)
  • Valentijn (38)
  • Verkiezingen (62)
  • Vervoer en OV (1.484)
  • Vrijwilligerswerk (16)
  • Water (302)
  • Welzijnswerk (30)
  • Recente berichten

  • ECO2: New Carbon Neutral, Biodegradable Eco-Magazine by Mail Metro Media
  • Ga AAN In Het Donker, Doe Je Fietsverlichting Aan En Kom Weer Veilig Thuis
  • Tuincentra Gaan Per 1 Januari 2022 Stoppen Met Verkoop Bestrijdingsmiddelen Met Glyfosaat
  • Low Carbon Farming Project UK Documentary: Duurzame Kassenteelt by Bom Group
  • Licht- En Gokstad Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Energieverbruik En Duurzame Energie
  • SnappCar Autodelen: Private Lease & Delen: Lease Een Auto En Verdien Je Leasekosten Terug
  • Hoe Online Casino Spellenmakers Hun Eco-Steentje Bijdragen by Beste Casino’s Guru
  • Zonnepark Havenbedrijf Moerdijk Met 18.570 Zonnepanelen by ENGIE En Port Of Moerdijk
  • E-Magazine SCHOON Gelanceerd Op Klimaatdag 2020: Toekomst Klimaatmasters 2020
  • Aanleg Ecoduiker Onder De A6 bij Anthony Fokkerweg by Provincie Flevoland
  • Talgo Unveils Hydrogen Powered Propulsion Vittal Train System
  • Plan Voor 300 Voetbalvelden Aan Zonnepanelen Langs Landingsbanen Schiphol Airport
  • Eerste Collectieve Zonnestroomproject Huurders Rijnhart Wonen Leiderdorp by Greenchoice
  • Elektrische Auto’s Met Subsidie Megatest by ANWB Autotest
  • Zonnepark A28 Balkendwarsweg Nabij Afrit 33 In Assen by RVB
  • Zonnedak Met 48.040 Zonnepanelen Op Hoofdkantoor Tommy Hilfiger in Venlo by IZEN
  • Nieuwe Elektrische Poolauto’s Voor Medewerkers Provincie Utrecht: Skoda E-Citigo
  • Subsidie Voor Energietransitie In Provincie Utrecht
  • Blue Innovation Awards: De Genomineerden Zijn Bekend by De Blauwe Cluster
  • De Elektrische Veegmachine e-Swingo In Rotterdam
  • Links

    Milieunet op..