Contextual Lecture: A Warming Arctic
With Klaus Dodds
This talk considers the cultural, geopolitical and environmental consequences of ongoing ice loss in the Arctic. The Arctic is warming – and while this creates opportunities for some, it generates dislocation and loss for others. Five drivers are going to shape the Arctic we see in the future: globalisation, geopolitics, technology, climate change and northern autonomy.
Professor Klaus Dodds researches in the areas of geopolitics and security, ice studies and the international governance of the Antarctic and the Arctic. He is a member of the UK Arctic Antarctic Partnership and has worked for the UK Parliament as specialist adviser to a House of Lords Select Committe on the Arctic and the House of Commons Environment Audit Committee. He is the Director of Research for the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway.