Changes in Arctic have global impact, panel says at forum in Portland

While Maine is keen to consider itself an Arctic state, the Arctic Council decided to come to Portland this week not because of the state’s ties to the region, but as a way to promote greater public awareness of the global impacts of Arctic change.

“I’m really happy the Arctic Council is meeting here this week,” Ambassador David Balton told the Maine-Arctic Forum at the University of Southern Maine on Monday. “We are trying to persuade, educate our fellow American citizens that they should care about the Arctic.” Continue reading...