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The Element of Surprise: Why Caution Is Needed in the Arctic Ocean

Changes in the environment may take us by surprise, but uncertainty about the future offers no excuse not to plan and to act responsibly. In the Arctic, especially, the dangers of failing to plan cannot be overstated. This idea was driven home during a roundtable discussion on fisheries and the Arctic Ocean held at Tongji University in Shanghai in January.

Henry P. Huntington is a senior officer for The Pew Charitable Trusts, where he directs the science work of its Arctic programs.       

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