The Stereotype is Dead? No! – A Review of Avatar: The Way of Water


Image © Disney. The stereotype is dead? No. Long live the stereotype indeed. Dr Nikolas Sellheim reviews Avatar: The Way

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The Sidelining of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in CITES Media Coverage


Photo: Ng Swan Ti / Oxfam. Dr Nikolas Sellheim Director, Sellheim Environmental Fellow, Polar Research and Policy Initiative The fall

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Are We Psychologically Ready for Power Outages?


The squirrel factor. Prof Ilan Kelman Professor of Disasters and Health, University College London, UK Professor II, University of Agder,

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Will $100 Billion Per Year Tackle Climate Change?


We spend much more creating climate change and other problems. Prof Ilan Kelman Professor of Disasters and Health, University College

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Will Climate Change Increase Suicide Rates?


Our new research finds mixed links between heat–humidity and suicide rates. Prof Ilan Kelman Professor of Disasters and Health, University

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Do Disasters Kill More Women Than Men?


Disaster death rates may result from societal roles. Prof Ilan Kelman Professor of Disasters and Health, University College London, UK

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Does Climate Change Cause Wildfire Disasters?


Climate change worsens some fires, but we make choices creating fire disasters. Prof Ilan Kelman Professor of Disasters and Health,

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The “Natural Disaster” Misnomer: How are Disasters defined?


Disaster descriptions do not capture many mental health and well-being impacts. Prof Ilan Kelman Professor of Disasters and Health, University

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Cold Cuts: Home-Grown Arctic Food


Image by Ilan Kelman.  Prof Ilan Kelman Professor of Disasters and Health, University College London, UK Professor II, University of

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Case Comment: Supreme Court rules Scottish Parliament can’t hold IndyRef2 unilaterally


Image: The Lord Advocate, the Rt Hon Dorothy Bain KC, discusses the case before five judges of the UK Supreme

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Observatory for Arctic Media Coverage


Project Lead: Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes Project Coordinator: Mikhail Radkevitch Since its inception, Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) has been

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Poland in the Arctic: Interview with Ambassador Andrzej Misztal


Alisa Musanovic  Today, I’m with Ambassador Andrzej Misztal, who is Poland’s Arctic Ambassador. Could you start off by telling us

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Latvia’s Arctic Connections: Interview with Mārtiņš Vargulis


Alisa Musanovic  Today’s interview is with Mārtiņš Vargulis, a researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and lecturer at Riga Stradiņš

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The Estonian Polar Club: Interview with Katrin Savomägi


Alisa Musanovic  Today I’m with Katrin Savomägi, who is the Managing Director of the Estonian Polar Club. Could you start

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Czech-in the Arctic: Interview with Jan Dusik


Alisa Musanovic  I’m with Jan Dusík, who is currently the Interim Director of the Arctic Programme at the Worldwide Fund

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Estonia in the Arctic: Interview with Ambassador Märt Volmer


Alisa Musanovic  Today, I’m with Märt Volmer, who is the Undersecretary for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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One Arctic or Two? Polar Geopolitics in the Wake of the Ukraine Conflict


Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State, and Sergei Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, speak at the 12th Arctic Council

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Latvia in the Arctic: Interview with State Secretary Andris Pelšs


Alisa Musanovic  Today’s interview is with Andris Pelšs, who is the Secretary of State of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign

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Poland’s Polar Policy: Interview with Dr Michał Łuszczuk


Alisa Musanovic  Today I’m with Michał Łuszczuk, who is a Member of the National Committee on Polar Research at the

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Cold Climate Research in Poland: Interview with Dr Mateusz Strzelecki, University of Wrocław


University of Wroclaw Collection Alisa Musanovic  Today I’m with Dr Mateusz C. Strzelecki, a researcher at the University of Wrocław,

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