The title quote comes from US Navy Admiral David Titley, hired “to think about the Arctic.” In the Arctic, the ice is melting as never before
which is opening up a tremendous can of worms for the governments of the attendant land masses, particularly our own. If the Arctic ice had been this absent in May of 1778, Captain Cook might have lived to see England again, because there would have been no need to turn back at the Bering Strait and head south to Hawaii.
A book that actually advocates that people on all sides of natural resource extraction and global warming issues in the Arctic, government, industry, Alaska Natives and environmentalists, stop yelling and start talking.
Surprising, and refreshing.