Ice Road Matt Jacques

Arctic

Canada’s Arctic is home to Inuit, Cree, Dene and Innu peoples. It’s also a growing market for tourism. It has a potentially valuable shipping route. It’s a burgeoning source of natural resources like iron, gold, diamonds and copper. It also contains some of the largest intact natural areas in the world.

That’s not to say it is untouched; the Arctic is seeing effects from industrialization all over the world. Pollutants travel to the polar regions in the atmosphere or transported on ocean currents, and it’s experiencing more visible effects of climate change than most other parts of the world.

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