How Trump Admin’s Climate Denial Left Its Mark on The Arctic Council

“Talk of global warming was out, and relations among the eight countries that make up the council, once a highly collaborative group and a steady force for climate action, became dysfunctional.”

“For decades, through political tumult and changing global allegiances, the Arctic Council went about its business, producing groundbreaking scientific reports and hammering out binding agreements to ensure cooperation among its members and address climate change.

Even when diplomacy failed in other venues, the council, an international organization consisting of the eight countries that ring the Arctic Circle, was able to proceed with its work.

That ended, members of the council say, with the arrival of the Trump administration. “

Sabrina Shankman reports for Inside Climate News January 12, 2021.