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Vol.37, No.4: Oct-Dec 2021

Cause for Alarm in the Arctic?

Why do articles claim that the overlapping continental shelves of Russia, Greenland, and Canada “could open the way to a serious crisis, perhaps even a military one” writes Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon.
Riddell-Dixon is irked by shocking stories about Russia’s excessive claims to areas of the Arctic Ocean. Look at the map and stop the panic, she says. Russia is behaving normally and following international law.
Read more on Arctic disputes, real and imagined, in our October-December issue.

Also in this issue

A Climate Change Code Red
Without aggressive actions, the earth’s temperature could exceed 3.0 °C by the end of this century and sea level could increase as much as 1 to 3 feet. Some changes, such as a rising sea level, will persist for centuries, climate change experts Craig Smith and William Fletcher tell us.

Some Silver Buckshot
Yes, of course the only real “silver bullet” is to quickly stop using fossil fuels. But that’s no reason to ignore some promising “silver buckshot”: carbon negative concrete; urban forests; electric driverless vehicles; and nitrogen-fixing molecules.

Axworthy’s Refugees
As chair of the World Refugee and Migration Council, Lloyd Axworthy reminds our editor about the plight of some 82 million vulnerable people who have fled across national borders. Some of them could be spared this journey if they could apply for immigration in their home countries, an option Canada has long offered.

Civil Resistance Tactics in the 21st Century
Why are so many people striking nonviolently, boycotting, sitting-in, marching, testifying, broadcasting, and protesting in scores of countries? Barbara Wien reflects on Michael Beer’s latest book on civil resistance.

A fine assortment of short news reports, with clickable links to some of the environmental and peace activities Peace Magazine has been welcoming:
The end of leaded gas | Demand cuts to military emissions | China is building two nuclear missile silo fields | Call for action against killer robots | Mexico sues US gun manufacturers

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