(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Agents of change in the new North

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SMITH L.C. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography and Dep. of Earth and Space Sciences, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, ETATS-UNIS


The A. outlines 12 major agents of change currently active in that hemisphere’s Northern Rim (lands and seas poleward of 45° N Lat.). These include population trajectories, aboriginal populations, rising air temperatures and precipitation, thawing of permafrost and winter roads, hydrocarbon and agricultural development, sea ice and shipping, ecosystem shifts, and issues of territorial sovereignty. In addition to exploring the current and potential impacts of each agent across the region as a whole, the paper also highlights key differences among the Northern Rim countries (Canada, Greenland/Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, United States) in terms of their responses and/or susceptibilities to these various elements of change.


Article of periodic

published at : Eurasian geography and economics / ISSN 1538-7216


Millesime : 2011, vol. 52, no1 [pp. 30-55]

Bibliographic references : 108 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 2 tabl.



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.2747/1539-7216.52.1.30

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