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The Inuit Future: Food Security, Economic Development, and U.S. Arctic 
Policy

October 2013

Citation: ELR 10869

Author: Jim Stotts

Global climate change, with its resulting loss of sea ice, has opened up access to the Arctic Ocean as never before. Moreover, the rate of global warming and the pace of development are accelerating. Stakeholders have different ideas on how to handle these changes. Depending on one’s perspective, the pace of development seems to be either too fast or too slow; and, like most contentious issues, the best solutions may lie somewhere in the middle. 

Jim Stotts is President of Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska. 

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