Cold perspective

As the Arctic ice cap continues to melt and new trading routes emerge from the north, Ireland finds itself in the path of a powerful evolving region. What are the opportunities and the very real environmental risks, and what role should we play?

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
19th May, 2019

Situated between global superpowers, Ireland has been uniquely shaped by its position in the North Atlantic. With so much to consider to the east and to the west of our island, rarely has our attention been drawn north. But events in the Arctic Circle are developing at such a pace that we may soon find it difficult to focus on much else.

Nowhere on the planet is climate change more apparent than in the Arctic...

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