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Perspective – Arctic Climate Change: Implications for U.S. National Security

Summer 2020 has seen unprecedented public engagement with the issue of Arctic climate change

The Far North has dominated international headlines by breaking record after record: hottest temperature, lowest sea ice extent, and most extreme wildfire season.

  • American Security Project and Laura Leddy

Arctic climate change threatens U.S. national security by undermining American infrastructure, disrupting regional food webs, and degrading population health.

A melting Arctic is also a more accessible Arctic—we are already seeing renewed great power competition in the region, as well as…

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