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Arctic Futures: Expectations, Interests, Claims, and the Making of Arctic Territory

Jenny Andersson

in Uncertain Futures: Imaginaries, Narratives, and Calculation in the Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198820802
eISBN:
9780191860430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820802.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

The Arctic region is the site of a geopolitical scramble for two major future assets: the opening up of the Northeast Passage and access to enormous gas reserves. Meanwhile, many other possible ... More


Fort Ross: Founding and Abandonment, 1937 to 1948

John R. Bockstoce

in White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western Arctic: The Fur Trade, Transportation, and Change in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300221794
eISBN:
9780300235166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221794.003.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter recounts the brief history of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s trading post at the nexus of the Western Arctic and Eastern Arctic shipping routes. Difficult ice conditions forced the company ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


DJ Spooky and Dziga Vertov: Experimental Cinema Meets Digital Art in Exploring the Polar Regions

Daria Shembel

in Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694174
eISBN:
9781474408561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.003.0027
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter by Daria Shembel examines the montage-based filmmaking practice of Soviet director Dziga Vertov, his theory of the Kino-eye, and how Vertov’s principles have been remediated through Paul ... More


The Frenzy of Fossil Fuels

Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

in The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169547
eISBN:
9780231537957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169547.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter details the increase in fossil fuel production and consumption that led to climate change. In 2005, the U.S. Energy Policy Act exempted shale gas drilling from regulatory oversight under ... More


Why Solar Energy is Important

Michael E. Mackay

in Solar Energy: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199652105
eISBN:
9780191801969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652105.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

A compelling argument is made as to why solar energy is important in this first chapter. Fossil fuel resources will last on the order of 100–300 years, yet, burning them generates human-made carbon ... More


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