Clean Arctic Alliance Lead Advisor Dr Sian Prior interviewed by Eric Priante Martin on audio edition of Green Seas, which explores the environmental consequences of shipping as the ‘frozen north’ thaws. More ships and a wider variety of ships, including older vessels not built for ice, are transiting the Arctic as Russia looks to increase use of the Northern Sea Route. But while this may be an opportunity for shipping, it also has significant environmental risks. The Green Seas podcast explores them individually with Clean Arctic Alliance lead advisor Sian Prior and Margaret Williams, a senior fellow at Harvard
Infographic: Growth in Arctic shipping is Bad News and the result of a destabilised Arctic Environment
The Arctic is warming 3 times faster than the rest of our planet. The shipping industry must rapidly reduce CO2 and black carbon emissions and their effect on the Arctic. Reversing the loss of the Arctic ice sheet, glaciers and sea ice is critical to the future of Arctic wildlife, communities and the planet.