Energy and climate news dominated Arctic headlines this week. (iStock)

Politics, energy & climate: Week in review 1/9/15

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North  

On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week.

Opinion and analysis overwhelmingly caught our readers’s attention in the first week of 2015:

– In Arctic Council: The evolving role of regions in Arctic governance, Heather Exner-Pirot, Managing editor of Arctic Yearbook, looks at  sub-national governments and whether they’re a missing link when it comes to international Arctic politics.

– A study in the science journal Nature recently looked at the cost of extracting fossil fuels on global temperatures. In Arctic oil and gas must stay in ground to restrict warming to 2°C says study Mia Bennett from the blog Cryopolitics looks what this could mean for people in Arctic regions like Greenland and Nunavut.

– And from Alaska, a look at how oil price drops will effect the state’s tax revenues in World oil price decline siphons billions of dollars expected by Alaska

And in this week’s feature interview, we bring you the second instalment of our 2014 Year in Review. That’s were we checked in with Eye on the Arctic’s expert bloggers  for their perspecive on 2014’s Arctic news.

Showcased this week: Eye on the Arctic’s Eilís Quinn talks politics, media and misinformation with Mikå Mered, a political analyst and CEO of Polarisk Group, a research and political risk consulting firm specializing in the Arctic and Antarctic:


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Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)


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