A Light at the End of the Arctic Tunnel? Introducing a Triumphant Discourse on Arctic Scholarship

  • Nikolas Sellheim
  • Yulia V. Zaika
  • Ilan Kelman
Part of the Springer Polar Sciences book series (SPPS)


When looking at the current state of affairs and the developments in the Arctic, one might quickly give in to the increasingly negative discourse on the Arctic’s future. And given the role of the Arctic in the globe’s climatic system, the Earth’s future looks bleak. But all is not lost. With every disaster comes also triumph – a characteristic that this book attempts to highlight. From indigenous rights to triumphant geopolitics; from forced resettlement as the source of a northern home to increased efforts to protect the Arctic’s cultural heritage; or from increased disaster reduction and response to on-the-ground cooperation between the US and Russia - the triumphant stories in the North are manifold, providing a silver lining in a world of Arctic disaster.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikolas Sellheim
    • 1
  • Yulia V. Zaika
    • 2
  • Ilan Kelman
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Khibiny Research and Educational Station, Faculty of GeographyLomonosov Moscow State UniversityKirovskRussia
  3. 3.IGH and IRDRUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  4. 4.University of AgderKristiansandNorway

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