The scope and magnitude of changes to the Arctic region as a result of a changing climate are great—shifts in species populations and distribution, more navigable transportation passages, increased shipping activity and resource extraction, and modified global circulation patterns. The Navy’s Task Force Climate Change is addressing these considerations, which will shape safety and security in the Arctic.
Titley, David W. and St. John, Courtney C.
"Arctic Security Considerations and the U.S. Navy’s Roadmap for the Arctic,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 63
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol63/iss2/5