In the Arctic, High Stakes Mean Great Opportunities

It’s in the wild places that we do our best thinking. So when I was stepped up to podium to moderate a forum on the Arctic for the National Geographic’s Great Energy Challenge initiative, it felt only right to open the session by apologizing for us all being inside. (See related video: Paul Rose and others live at The Arctic: The Science of Change event.)

Our topic was The Arctic: The Science of Change. We were in the wonderful Royal Society building in London, and could feel that we were indeed following 350 years of scientific discovery, so the venue could not have been better—unless, that is, we could have been standing on the Arctic sea ice. I can see

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