The new cold war in the Arctic
On this edition of Your Call's One Planet Series, environmental journalist Adam Federman discusses his recent investigation about US efforts to expand its military and economic presence in Greenland.
He writes: Over the past 15 years, a quiet race has been underway among the world’s superpowers to gain control over the Arctic, with the United States, Russia and China all vying for dominance in a region with enormous strategic and economic value. As the world seeks to develop the supply chains needed to produce the minerals used in batteries, electric vehicles, fighter jets and missile guidance systems, Greenland has also become particularly attractive, given its proximity to North America and the fact that, by one estimate, the country holds a quarter of the world’s rare earth elements.
Adam Federman, reporting fellow with Type Investigations author of Fasting and Feasting: The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray
Type Investigations: The New Cold War in the Arctic