July 18, 2013
By Kitty Pilgrim
We love to think of the Arctic as a beautiful pristinewilderness, populated by polar bears floating along on giant ice floes. A fantasy world that most people will neversee, except in wildlife documentaries.
But many countries view the Arctic as a source of untapped wealth. Hidden deep below the melting polar cap is vast unseen treasure: oil, gas, minerals. And with increasing ice melt – trade routes and fishing rights are also coveted.
This competition for Arctic natural resources is nothing new. My thriller,–The Explorer’s Code
- that fictionalized a competition for...