Once considered a frigid wasteland, the Arctic is now hotly contested as it emerges as a region of vital economic and military importance. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the politics of the poles. McKenzie Funk, Oran Young and Jessica Shadian joined the conversation. Listen now.
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Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the state of natural resource use, opportunities and dangers for resource-rich developing countries and the role played by the U.S. in this global issue. Dave Burdick, Michael Cohen and Alf Hornborg joined the conversation.
Steven Cohen of the Earth Institute discusses the impact of the financial crisis on the Obama administration's approach to fighting climate change and the U.S. role in encouraging developing nations to reduce their carbon footprint.
About 11,000 people from more than 190 countries met in Poland this week to lay the foundations for a treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will extend beyond the Kyoto Protocol agreement, which expires in 2012.