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The Resource Antarctica : the battle for the seventh continent, Doaa Abdel-Motaal

Antarctica : the battle for the seventh continent, Doaa Abdel-Motaal

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Antarctica : the battle for the seventh continent
Title
Antarctica
Title remainder
the battle for the seventh continent
Statement of responsibility
Doaa Abdel-Motaal
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The thawing Antarctic continent offers living space and marine and mineral resources that were previously inaccessible. This book discusses how revisiting the Antarctic Treaty System and dividing up the continent preemptively could spare the world serious conflict. The Antarctic Treaty and related agreements--collectively known as the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS)--regulate the seventh continent, which is the only continent without a native human population. The main treaty within the ATS came into force in 1961 and suspended all territorial claims in Antarctica. The Antarctic Environmental Protocol followed in 1998 and prohibited any minerals exploitation in the continent. With this prohibition up for review in 2048, this book asks whether the Antarctic Treaty can continue to protect Antarctica. Doaa Abdel-Motaal--an expert on environmental issues who has traveled through the Arctic and Antarctic--explains that the international community must urgently turn its attention to examining how to divide up the thawing continent in a peaceful manner. She discusses why the Antarctic Treaty is unlikely to be an adequate measure in the face of international competition for invaluable resources in the 21st century. She argues that factors such as global warming, the growth in climate refugees that the world is about to witness, and the increasingly critical quest for energy resources will make the Antarctic continent a highly sought-after objective. Readers will come to appreciate that what has likely protected Antarctica so far was not the Antarctic Treaty but the continent's harsh climate and isolation. With Antarctica potentially becoming habitable only a few decades from now, revisiting the Antarctic Treaty in favor of an orderly division of the continent is likely to be the best plan for avoiding costly conflict." -- Publisher's description
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Abdel-Motaal, Doaa
Dewey number
341.4/209989
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GE160.A6
LC item number
A33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Antarctica
  • Antarctica
  • Global environmental change
  • Ecology
  • Economic history
  • Global environmental change
  • Antarctica
  • Umweltveränderung
  • Ressourcenpolitik
  • Geopolitik
  • Einflusssphäre
  • Internationale Politik
  • Internationale Kooperation
  • Antarktis
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Antarctica : the battle for the seventh continent, Doaa Abdel-Motaal
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The case for Antarctica -- Who owns Antarctica? -- The conquest : science and minerals -- An Antarctic economy : lessons from the melting Arctic -- Lines in the ice : an orderly division of Antarctica -- Toward greater environmental protection in Antarctica -- The world is not waiting for 2048 -- Appendix 1: The Antarctic Treaty -- Appendix 2: The Svalbard Treaty
Control code
956947586
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 320 pages
Isbn
9781440848049
Lccn
2016027484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)956947586
Label
Antarctica : the battle for the seventh continent, Doaa Abdel-Motaal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The case for Antarctica -- Who owns Antarctica? -- The conquest : science and minerals -- An Antarctic economy : lessons from the melting Arctic -- Lines in the ice : an orderly division of Antarctica -- Toward greater environmental protection in Antarctica -- The world is not waiting for 2048 -- Appendix 1: The Antarctic Treaty -- Appendix 2: The Svalbard Treaty
Control code
956947586
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 320 pages
Isbn
9781440848049
Lccn
2016027484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)956947586

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