19 Burst results for "Arctic Waters"

"arctic waters" Discussed on Unreserved

Unreserved

06:31 min | 7 months ago

"arctic waters" Discussed on Unreserved

"Yeah, exactly. There's a lot of intellectual work to be done at that level, but because you know it law is in our daily life and it's living it's in our communities. We might think that it's the western law, western based law that controls the daily aspects of justice for us. But that's not entirely true. So for me progress is really also for our own communities to come up to that level of understanding that it's not just western law that will control our lives, but we have our own laws. But we just need to acknowledge in some specific way that these are very positive for us and that we are going to base our self determination and governance on those laws and on that indigenous knowledge. But not only that, but we, because we are good partners because we like to collaborate. We take what's good from the western world, but we also take the maximum best out of our own world. Yes. Bryant, this is clearly such a critical moment for the earth and everyone that lives here. Animals and all our relationships. But you mentioned earlier that this fight to halt, you know, the climate change affects. It's kind of been laid at the feet of your generation. How do you feel about that and about the future? That's a very complicated feeling for sure because part of me, so my background is, you know, I'm a person of science. I'm an engineer by trade, monitored in physics. So I'm all about data and data driven answers. And the data I've been seeing, it's not good, all right? The forecasted effects of climate change, even in the best case scenarios we're still looking at very substantial change melting of glaciers, ice permanent ice formations around the poles of the earth, increasing water levels. Those kinds of things. So all those trends are overwhelmingly negative in terms of the implications as it relates to the entire globe, but especially as Lisa mentioned before Inuit population who demographic that has thrived in other wise and hospitable elements, the only have devised through generations of knowledge ways of living and thriving in these historically hostile climates and in parts of the world. So as the world continues to heat up as ice formation, continues to be impacted and permafrost is no longer a thing or a couple of steps to recede. More northerly or southernly depending on a part of the world you're in. Basically, it's terrifying. The future is terrifying. No matter how you look at it, all we can hope for at this point is that drastic action is taken to mitigate those effects. This does not halting it. I think at this point, there's only stymieing the progression of climate change of the warming of the earth. And now so you're heading to Scotland with that very important mission. What would success look like for you, Brian? So success is just making sure that the voice of youth is heard, you know, on an international level. It's like Lisa saying historically the Inuit perspective has been effectively stonewalled from a lot of policy making and decision making procedures and obviously Inuit are on the ground feeling these effects and therefore any decision needs to be informed by the demographic that are experiencing to a very extreme degree, the impacts of climate change. So making sure that we need voices are heard is the main goal here. Yeah. Well, thank you for that. Lisa, what about you? Yes. What would success look like for you? I completely agree with Brian. It's so true. What he's saying, success to me is the party's to the conference. The convention really coming up with concrete measures to say, okay, this is what we're going to do to reduce the warming of our climate because there are concrete actions that can be done. Changing, for example, the engines of ships that pass through Arctic waters so that, you know, the adapt, their engines, to use cleaner fuels, let's say cleaner fuels, although they're not so healthy if they should be spilled into Arctic waters. Well, why not take those measures now rather than 20 years from now or ten years from now, it's so important to acknowledge that we need to protect our air. We need to stop this fast rate of warming up of our planet. And we need to do it now. So success to me is countries that are taking concrete actions right now to make those changes. And to also partner with us. So that's another form of success. And partnering with us means also providing resources for our participation in those decision making organizations and allowing us to have a voice in those organizations. Lisa, Brian, thank you so much for your time and your wisdom. Best of luck at cock 26..

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"arctic waters" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

05:19 min | 1 year ago

"arctic waters" Discussed on PRI's The World

"On the mediterranean beaches of israel and ships churning across the arctic ocean midwinter. We head out on changing sees just ahead. You're listening to the world. I'm marco werman you're with the world. Israel is suffering from one of its worst ecological disasters in memory since last week. An oil spills been washing up along. Israel's entire mediterranean coastline in a video. Posted on saturday by arranger from the russian. Nick nature reserve. That's israel's largest beach sanctuary. The rocky shoreline is tinted black. What a tragedy. The ranger murmurs. I wanna cry. All of israel's mediterranean beaches are closed until further notice officials. Believe the cleanup could take years joining me now. From tel aviv is yara perez. She's a climate justice activists that green course so took israeli officials a few days to determine how big this disaster actually is. Can you describe the extent of the damage. The extent of the damage is still that is being looked into unfortunately no one israeli able to how bad the damage is to our beaches and also there is still oil inside the mediterranean sea. We do know that for over one. Sixty kilometers of our beaches have been contaminated by tar. It's just awful. I was there on saturday cleaning the beach together with my friends and a lot of caring citizens who saw the horrible pictures in were just devastated in. All we wanted to do was to get there as fast as we can to get this tar out of our beaches. Would we know so far about the cause of the spill just now actually. The ministry of environmental protection banned the publication of the identification of the ship. Yeah that's what they did. The ship that the oil spill came from and this is obviously very upsetting for us. Because like why why do you have to gag order. The public that is affected by this way deserve to know who's in charge of this. And those people should be held accountable. The people who are on the ground right now taking care of the of the dirty work our environmental groups and citizens that care about this issue and not the government and the government is busy with putting gag orders on things. Well you're let's get back to what this looks like. You said you went out and volunteered to help. Clean up the beaches over the weekend. What did you see. Well you see tar everywhere. It's in the small tiny pieces of micro plastic in its big chunks throughout the beach in some beaches there were a lot of dead animals who were covered completely with tar like lizards and sea turtles and seagulls. You know when you when you pick up the tar you smell oil and the people who organize the beach cleanups really asked us to come for only two hours in not more because it's dangerous to be exposed to this material for so long i was gonna say this is toxic sludge a fin whale that washed up on shore dead and some of the tar was discovered in his digestive system. Although we don't know if that is a cause of death. But i'm wondering if the oil or being near it had any side effects on you well for the whole day after that i i felt my throat's very burns. It was unpleasant to breathe but it wasn't. I feel bad or anything frontally. We've heard how these beaches along israel's mediterranean coast or just tinted black with oil The beach you volunteered at. Can you describe what it's like on a normal happy day when there isn't an oil spill so in my opinion is the most beautiful beach in tel aviv. Area heads in south of the athol. It's mostly quiet. There are a lot of families Both jewish and palestinian families. Just hang out there. It's very clean and now it's just polluted during koga d- still weren't wearing During lockdowns one of the best things to do was to go to the nature and to just breathe for a second rights. Week as you're stuck at home all the time and the nature that we have in tel aviv is the beach. And now you can't even go there. Decem lovely when it's a normal day. I do hope things cleaned up real soon. Yara perez a climate justice activists at green course in israel. Thank you very much good luck. Thank you from oil washing up on beaches in israel to oil tankers in arctic waters finding shortcuts to markets. Usually this time of your thick ice prevents ships from passing through parts of the arctic ocean. But this month this year history was made and not in a good way for the first time. A tanker sale through russia's northern sea route in the month of february a trade route connecting northern europe to china yet another piece of evidence that climate change is altering the arctic forever. Joining me now victoria. Herman who leads the arctic institute a washington-based think tank. What exactly does mean victoria ship passing through the northern sea.

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"arctic waters" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:56 min | 1 year ago

"arctic waters" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Weather over the past year has been blamed for causing thousands of deaths and huge financial losses. The charity Christian aid as detailed 10 extreme events in 2026 of them in Asia. Floods in China and India alone cause damage amounting to more than $40 billion.1, hurricanes and wildfires in the United States were to blame for some $60 billion in losses. Reuters news agency says one of its freelance cameraman has been arrested in Ethiopia and is being held without charge. Reuters quart of the family of Camaro good gamma, True as saying he was detained last Thursday and that he would be kept in custody for at least two weeks. Certainly has further tightened restrictions for its New Year's Eve, fireworks and celebrations as the city of battles and outbreak of coronavirus in its northern suburbs. Most people are banned from coming to Sydney Harbor that night. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 50 people. His film ASA Stay away is the message is Sydney prepares for a New Year's Eve like no other The fireworks spectacular in Australia's biggest city will be shorter than normal. The popular vantage points will be closed to revelers. Those who break the rules could face heavy fines. Measures of being triggered by a growing number of covert 19 infections in some of Sydney's northern coastal suburbs. 250,000 residents are subject to stay at home orders. Russian fishing troller has sunk in the Arctic waters of the Barents Sea, leaving 17 people missing. The Russian emergency services say they were able to rescue just two members of the UN Yeager's crew before the boat went down near the novelty assembly are archipelago. Five rescue vessels are engaged in the search for survivors. BBC world themes. Thank you for the latest news update. Hello? Welcome. You understand? Two news day on the BBC World Service, Lawrence, Poland and Claire MacDonald with you. Thanks for joining us. Great to have your company wherever you're listening. Coming up. We'll hear from the U. S. China and the U. K in the next half hour, all of a covert theme sports and business headlines as ever. And we'll also talk to one of the women who's developed a cocktail. Bacteria that breaks down plastics. Even though even those rather that can't otherwise be recycled is an incredible breakthrough in just a matter of weeks will talk to her when you all the latest here on the stay, stay with us. Stop US with President Donald Trump at the last minute signing into law that coronavirus Relief and spending package bill which averted a partial government shutdown. Also, it meant that many Americans temporarily.

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"arctic waters" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

02:29 min | 1 year ago

"arctic waters" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"In New York, who said that for a least the last 25 years, he has used his upon Imus Fashion House to recruit and maintain adult in minor aged female victims for his sexual gratification. Nygaard allegedly controlled at least dozens of women through threats, false promises, surveillance degradation and isolation. Prosecutors said he sexually assaulted some and drugged others at so called pamper parties before his arrest in Winnipeg. Aaron Carter SKI ABC NEWS New YORK There's a mother to be at the Louisville Zoo. Here's Haley Hanson. Her name is Rhona, a six year old pregnant gray seal. So Rhona is apparently weighed in at £425. So she's put on quite a bit of weight. Drew cook is the head keeper at the levels use Glacier run. We're hoping between now and February is Herb. You date. We don't have an exact date. We've had several Braciole pups for here. It's a little presume gray seals are found in temperate and sub arctic waters on both sides of the North Atlantic Pops Way about 30 to £35 at birth. Haley Hanson News Radio Wait. 40 wh A. Yes Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops has named Liam Coen as his new offensive coordinator. Cohen is currently an assistant quarterbacks coach for the NFL, Los Angeles Rams, You know, the biggest area that needs improvement for us is the quarterbacks and receivers and he has an expertise in both of those areas and worked with both groups in the NFL, and that was very attractive to me. Liam Coen replaces Eddie Grand, who was fired as Kentucky's offensive coordinator last week. More news in 30 minutes. I'm Paul Miles news radio 8 40 w h A s live from the I Heart Media purple Tower of power. It's the Terry minor show. Of course, everybody wants to know right away. How much we pay in this guy, this guy to be the offensive coordinator, the quarterbacks coach the offensive Genius for the Kentucky one Because what are we paying him and what's the buyout? Those are all the questions that start popping up right away. And he's from the Los Angeles Rams. And let's see the number one job in college versus professional is the recruiting element that comes there in In the pros. You have draft day You.

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Arctic warming puts ringed seals in peril

Climate Connections

01:19 min | 2 years ago

Arctic warming puts ringed seals in peril

"I'm doctor. Anthony License and this is climate connections. Ring seal spend most of the year hidden and Arctic waters grieving through holes. They create in the thick sea ice but when seal pups are born each spring. They don't have a BLUBBER LAYER. Which is their real protection from cold. Marine Biologist Brendan. Kelly is Executive Director of a collaborative program called the study of Environmental Arctic. Change he says the seal pups spend the first months of their lives nestled in snow caves on top of the ice but as the climate warms. That snow is starting to melt earlier in the year before pups can handle the cold. The PUP is suddenly exposed to the mets and it tends to get wet at. This point gets cold at night or the temperature just goes back down again for a while and we see freezing deaths to the pumps without the protection of their snow caves. The pups are also more likely to be eaten by polar bears and other predators according to regional climate models snow depth in parts of the Ring Seals pumping habitat could be reduced by up to seventy percent by the end of the century. When you see this kind of massive habitat loss in a short time period. It doesn't bode well. They're likely to become endangered in the coming decades.

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"arctic waters" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"arctic waters" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Are trying to understand the effective what some call the new autumn in arctic waters off Alaska's northern shores oceanographers say climate change is brought record high summer temperatures to waters in the country and bearing sees the formation of sea ice requires the ocean temperatures to be about twenty eight degrees two decades ago the region it would have been teeming with life by early November as of last week sea ice remained about two hundred miles off shore less ice and more open water translates to a real threat of flooding and erosion in coastal villages ice axes a smothering blanket keeping down the size of leaves it also means significantly longer distances to travel to find seals and walruses female walruses with young UCI says arresting platform and the ice is the prime habitat for polar bears and the preferred location for dens were females give birth that's the Bloomberg green business report on ball bloom alright Bob thank you worst internet ally shares a target and Lowe's target up more than nine percent this morning lows up about five and a half percent after both reported earnings this morning futures meanwhile are moving lower and Bloomberg surveillance is straight ahead with Tom Kean Jonathan Ferrell and Lisa Abramowitz for Nathan Hager I'm Karen Moscow and this is Bloomberg influential guy let's say you just bought a house bad news is your one step closer to becoming your parents which.

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"arctic waters" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

02:46 min | 3 years ago

"arctic waters" Discussed on KTRH

"At the Chernobyl nuclear power station in Ukraine melted down have you seen the television show re enacting that the containment building exploded radiation was spread over Europe the residents that didn't die of radiation poisoning our were aborted and fears of radiation poisoning in the Chernobyl vicinity were forced to move entire towns were abandoned the history channel used to have a series called life after people and the scenes for what a place would look like were filmed in the Chernobyl exclusionary zone well it looks like the Russians may have done it again the Russian military may have been having some nuclear issues lately last month a Russian nuclear sub caught fire in arctic waters killing fourteen crew members and several top ranking members of the Russian Navy you recall that story now this could have been a Putin purge but it appears not few days ago five people were killed and radiation levels subsequently spiked after a rocket engine exploded during a test in northern Russia the death toll from a rocket explosion and a Russian missile missile test range rose to five on Saturday after initial reports listed only to death defense officials have none the less shut down fishing swimming and shipping traffic in a portion of the White Sea the explosion happened Thursday during tests on a liquid propellant rocket engine at an arctic naval range in the SCCA run by state nuclear company rose to Tom the BBC reported Rosso Tom is one of the few is one of the Russian companies that now owns twenty percent of the U. S. uranium output you can thank Hillary Clinton for that one in addition to the five dead three staffers suffered serious burns a nearby kindergarten was also reportedly damaged and more than nine thousand five hundred people were evacuated shows in the nearby city of severity Vince reported a forty minute spike in radiation levels to to micro sievert spur our normal levels are about point one one micro Siebert's our wow Russia's dnia neo **** Neil Nostra site carries out tasks tests.

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"arctic waters" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"arctic waters" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"In sort of reading these passages out loud and beginning to think about dramatic language that they did that wonderful is it except after explanation this great monster to whom corporeal warmth is as indispensable as it is to man how wonderful that she should be found at home immersed to his lips for life in those arctic waters where when seaman fall overboard they are sometimes found months afterwards perpendicularly frozen into the hearts of fields of ice as a fly is found glued in amber but more surprising is it to know as has been proved by experiment that the blood of a polar female is warmer than that of a Borneo Negro in summer it does seem to me that here and we see the rare virtue of a strong individual vitality and the rare virtue of thick walls and the rare virtue of interior spaciousness old man and Myron models I self after the play do not to remain warm among ice do thou to live in this world without being of it be cool at the equator keep type blood fluid at the pole like the great dome of Saint Peter's and like the great quail retain man in all seasons a temperature of by noon I love that it will it shatters the form of the novel it seems to offer a license for complete indulgence but now that I've read a lot of mail though I know it's something that he repeats over and over again that it's better to make a terrible mistake it's better to make an utter fool of yourself and to risk catastrophe than to be safe as an artist the playwright Tony Kushner I'm Kurt Andersen in studio three sixty and just ahead the artist Frank Stella talks about his twelve year long Moby Dick concession.

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"arctic waters" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio

Boston Herald Radio

02:25 min | 3 years ago

"arctic waters" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio

"Indeed, since the nineteen sixties the US navy has been trying to use sharks fish, and even the very intelligent bottlenose dolphin to rescue missing frogmen, or with cameras attached to their flippers to gather intelligence and spy for Sam. Not to be outdone. The Russian navy was out sitting in training, a beluga whale in the Arctic waters off Norway has a special camera and hardest to spy on NATO submarines. And then there's the navy's project silent memo and unmanned robot that looks and swims like a bluefin tuna it can sneak undetected into enemy waters, because it looks like a fish, but the US navy's weirdest and coolest project, yet is called persistent aquatic living sensors uses the normal behavior animals when threatened underwater as a military early warning system, instead of wiring a fish with gizmos. Instead, the goal of the pals project is to use machine. Learning to noninvasive Lee monitor stuff like bioluminescence microscopic knocked Kaluka, Al J glow eerie blue and disturbed or how about the booming. Sounds Goliath grouper makes what approach by a large object like a Russian submarine. Twitter it stay tuned. For more. Boston Herald radio then mayor Pete Buddha, judge we've been quietly building for sometime, but it's been honest even. The last month or so what is your vision for the deal still want to drive? My car someplace cheeseburger and drive through. How important African American votes going to be mean that you'll be able to connect from about forty on white. I've cried myself. Primary and the general election campaign able to carry. Predominantly minority district in our city as bend Indiana. You've had to work with Mike Pence when he was governor of Indian relationship any mayor's responsibility. Governor good good results working with governor Pence was.

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"arctic waters" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio

Boston Herald Radio

02:57 min | 3 years ago

"arctic waters" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio

"Indeed, since the nineteen sixties the US navy has been trying to use sharks fish, and even the very intelligent bottlenose dolphin to rescue missing frogmen, or with cameras attached to their flippers to gather intelligence and spy for Sam. Not to be outdone. The Russian navy was caught out sitting in training, a beluga whale in the Arctic waters off Norway has a special camera in harness to spy on NATO sufferings. And then there's the navy's project silent nemo and unmanned robot that looks and swims like a blue fin tuna it can sneak undetected into enemy waters, because it looks like a fish, but the US navy's weirdest and coolest project, yet is called persistent aquatic living sensors uses the normal behavior of animals when threaten underwater as a military early warning system, instead of, wiring a fish with gizmos. Instead, the goal of the project is to use machine learning to noninvasive monitor stuff, bioluminescence, microscopic, knocked to Luca, Al J, gloat eerie blue and disturbed or how about the booming. Sounds Goliath grouper makes what? Approach by a large object like a Russian submarine. Jacob upheld on Twitter and stay tuned. The Boston technology minute for close stuff like this. Boston Herald radio. Former governor, Bill weld, thanks so much for joining us. Thank you. John, whoever you probably days something like seven hundred fifty former federal prosecutors heroes federal including myself time to letter saying that, you know. Two board. That's out several instances truck president and it's not even a close call telling a lie. That's not even. Justice, certainly my reading. But my reading Washington now. The Republicans are almost daring Democrats to go ahead. The president has made it pretty flame. He doesn't get into any discussions with house here committee, or anybody else. We're not gonna we're not gonna comply with any of these Democrats, and we're the we're Republicans. We're not going to Austin Boston Herald dot com. Boston herald. Hi. This is Chris from Simpson spree. Simpson spring is the oldest bottling plant in the country, located in southeastern mass off route one thirty eight there's actually a spring in the building. In eighteen seventy eight the building was built around the spring, the spring itself dates back to six thousand we are a family business, and we invite you to come down to see the spring..

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"arctic waters" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio

Boston Herald Radio

02:16 min | 3 years ago

"arctic waters" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio

"Indeed Cincinnati, one thousand sixty the US navy has been trying to use sharks fish and even the very intelligent bottlenose dolphin to rescue missing frogmen, or with cameras attached to their flippers to gather intelligence and spy for Sam. Not to be outdone. The Russian navy was out outfitting in training, a beluga whale in the Arctic waters off Norway has a special camera and hardest to spy on NATO sufferings. And then there's the navy's project silent memo and unmanned robot that looks and swims like a bluefin tuna it can sneak undetected into enemy waters, because it looks like a fish. But the US navy's weirdest and coolest project, yet is called persistent aquatic living sensors uses the normal behavior of animals when threatened underwater as a military early warning system. Instead of wiring a fish with gizmos. Instead, the goal, the palace project is to use machine learning to noninvasive. We monitor stuff like bioluminescence microscopic, knocked Luca Al J glow eerie blue and disturbed or how about the booming. Sounds Goliath grouper makes what approached by a large object like a Russian submarine. Jacob. How on Twitter and stay tuned to the technology minute for more cool, stuff like this. Boston Herald radio south bend mayor Pete Buddha. Judge building suffering sometime, but it's been honestly even. Momentum pick the last month or so what is your vision for over the radio? Yeah. I feel on Android someplace cheeseburger, and you don't have to drive through waters, when I don't how important the African American votes going to be mean idea believed that, that that you'll be able to connect for about twenty five. I've cried myself I'm. Primary and the general reelection campaign, I was able to carry even the predominantly minority in our as mayor south bend, Indiana. You've had to work with my pants when.

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"arctic waters" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"arctic waters" Discussed on KCRW

"Flight deck of the US. Theodore Roosevelt, each takeoff, shakes everything from your shoes. The aircraft carriers cruising through the Gulf of Alaska as part of northern edge large-scale training exercise. That happens every two years. The Roosevelt is the first aircraft carrier to take part in these exercises in a decade where the general aim is to get marines seamen, soldiers Coasties, and airman all working together toward the same mission says easier said than done Rear Admiral Daniel, Dwyer, commands the nine ships in the Roosevelt strike group, the navy. Always participates in northern edge, but climate changes adding a new urgency to the training. Dwyer says that is driven by more activity in Arctic waters. When you see the shrinking of over ice cap opening sea-lanes more traffic through those areas than it's the navy's responsibility to protect America from those approaches. The defense department use the threat of military conflict in the Arctic as low, but it's a l'armee by increasing activity from Russia and China recent report by the government accountability office on the navy's role in the Arctic notes that abundant natural resources like gas. Minerals fish stocks are becoming more accessible as the polar ice cap melts. Speaking at this year's coast guard academy commencement national security adviser, John Bolton says the military will play a part, reasserting American influence over the Arctic. We want the High North to be a region of low tension, where no countries seeks to co heirs others through military buildup or economic exploitation. Alaska thirty has substantial army and air force assets with the coastguard spread throughout the state as well. And the navy runs submarine exercises beneath the sea ice off of Alaska's northern coast. But until last fall, no US aircraft carrier had crossed above the Arctic circle since nineteen.

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"arctic waters" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"arctic waters" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The aircraft carriers cruising through the Gulf of Alaska as part of northern edge large-scale training exercise. That happens every two years. The Roosevelt is the first aircraft carrier to take part in these exercises in a decade where the general aim is to get marines seamen, soldiers Coasties, and airman all working together toward the same mission. That sounds easier said than done Rear, Admiral Daniel, Dwyer commands. The nine ships in the Roosevelt strike group, the navy. Always participates in northern edge, but climate changes adding a new urgency to the training. Dwyer says that driven by more activity in Arctic waters. When you see the shrinking of polar ice cap opening sea-lanes more traffic through those areas than it's the navy's responsibility to protect America from those approaches the defense department views, the threat of military conflict in the Arctic is low, but it's alarming by increasing activity from Russia and China recent report by the government accountability office on the navy's role in the Arctic notes that abundant natural resources like gas. Minerals. Fish stocks are becoming more accessible as the polar ice cap melts. Speaking this year's coast guard academy commencement national security adviser, John Bolton says the military will play a part, reasserting American influence over the Arctic. We want the High North to be a region of low tension, where no countries seeks to co others through military buildup or economic exploitation. Alaska thirty has substantial army and air force assets with the coastguard spread throughout the state as well. And the navy runs.

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"arctic waters" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"arctic waters" Discussed on KCRW

"The flight deck of the US. Theodore Roosevelt, each takeoff, shakes everything from your shoes. The aircraft carriers cruising through the Gulf of Alaska is part of northern edge, a large-scale training exercise. That happens every two years. The Roosevelt is the first aircraft carrier to take part in these exercises in a decade where the general aim is to get marines seamen, soldiers Coasties, and airman all working together toward the same mission. Sounds easier said than done Rear Admiral Daniel, Dwyer commands. The nine ships in the Roosevelt strike group, the navy. Always participates in northern edge, but climate changes adding a new urgency to the training. Dwyer says that is driven by more activity in Arctic waters. When you see the trinket of whole rice cap opening of sea lanes more traffic through those areas than it's the navy's responsibility to protect America from those approaches the defense department views, the threat of military conflict in the Arctic as low, but it's alarming by increasing activity from Russia and China recent report by the government accountability office on the navy's role in the Arctic notes that abundant natural resources like gas. Minerals and fish stocks are becoming more accessible as the polar ice cap melts. Speaking at this year's coast guard academy commencement national security adviser, John Bolton says the military will play a part, reasserting American influence over the Arctic. We want the High North to be a region of low tension where no country seeks to coerce others through military buildup or economic exploitation. Alaska already has substantial army and air force assets with the coastguard spread throughout the state as well. And the navy runs submarine exercises beneath the sea ice off of Alaska's northern coast. But until last fall, no US aircraft carrier had crossed above the Arctic circle since nineteen.

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"arctic waters" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:40 min | 3 years ago

"arctic waters" Discussed on KCRW

"The crap terriers cruising through the Gulf of Alaska as part of northern edge large-scale training exercise. That happens every two years. The Roosevelt is the first aircraft carrier to take part in these exercises in a decade where the general aim is to get marines seamen, soldiers Coasties, and airmen all working together toward the same mission. Sounds easier said than done Rear Admiral Daniel, Dwyer commands the nine ships and the Roosevelt strike group, the navy. Always participates in northern edge. But climate changes adding a new urgency to the training. Dwyer says that is driven by more activity in Arctic waters. When you see the trinket of whole rice cap opening of sea lanes more traffic through those areas than it's the navy's responsibility to protect America from those approaches. The defense department use the threat of military conflict in the Arctic is low, but it's alarming by increasing activity from Russia and China recent report by the government accountability office on the navy's role in the Arctic notes that abundant natural resources like gas. Minerals and fish stocks are becoming more accessible as the polar ice cap melts. Speaking at this year's coast guard academy commencement national security adviser, John Bolton says the military will play a part, reasserting American influence over the Arctic. We want the High North to be a region of low tension where no country seeks to coerce others through military buildup or economic exploitation. Alaska already has substantial army and air force assets with the coastguard spread throughout the state as well. And the navy runs.

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"arctic waters" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

14:59 min | 3 years ago

"arctic waters" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"We'll I think it's time now to introduce China's part and all of this. And I think we should hear from the man who's representing shyness developing strategy there. Go Fung is China's special Representative for Arctic affairs this. As part of his speech at the last meeting of the Arctic circle six months ago. Leaders and gentlemen, oxygen is situated as special geographical location and has the fragile ecosystem. It is a narrow our Landon see national jurisdiction annot combination of Sierra's within without national jurisdiction. It's place irreplacable role in scientific research environmental protection resource your utilization and tackling climate Jentzsch China will make efforts to promote a blue economy passage leading up to Europe via the Arctic Ocean. Participants in Arctic affairs supports efforts by countries bordering the Arctic in improving, maritime, transportation and encourages Chinese enterprises. To take part in the commercial use of the Arctic route so China will uphold the Sukro spirit of peace and cooperation openness and inclusiveness with the view to Joan flea building a bright future for the Arctic. Thank you very much. That speech Gulf funk with pushing the idea that certain Arctic waters are for international use. But is he right? Phillips is a leading international lawyer. Five countries border the Arctic circle on its waters, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia and the United States and each of them have claims to waters up to two hundred miles and they will each be claiming what's called an extended continental shelf rights on the seabed up to about three hundred fifty miles all possibly even beyond what that means is you gotta regime in which the fall of coastal states have special rights under the governing law, which is the United Nations convention on the nor of the sea. But that doesn't mean that other states, including China not able to make some use of those waters. Is the beyond two hundred miles. In other words beyond what's called the exclusive economic zone, a high seas and any state has a right of free navigation in those high seas and also to assess mixed and free navigation in an exclusive economic zone. So you've got a balancing of interests between the special rights of five coastal states and the general rights of the rest of the world, including China, you mentioned the United Nations convention on the laws of the sea, which China has itself noted when publishing its Arctic strategy last year doesn't always tend to follow this treaty. Well, the nudge nudge to convention which came into force in nineteen Ninety-four sets out really the general international rules on the northeast. Most of it is customized Lawrence binds. Everyone of the five coastal states only one is not a party, the United States and China is a party like the four coastal. State. So that bound by the rules set forth in that convention. But of course, China's relationship is somewhat quixotic in the sense, it locks it sometimes it doesn't like it. All the times. I was involved for several years as council Philippians Mackay's Philippines, brought against China in relation to the South China seas China's position lost if you like at the international tribunal that ruled in favor of Philippines, ruling that China did not have softened over the South China. Sea large parts of it, and therefore Philippines was entitled to freedom of navigation and various other things in blogs parts of the South China season. Of course, hey, you've got a certain contradiction between what he said about the rights of China in the Arctic area and the rights that other states want to exercise in the South China seas. But which China does not wish to respect so China can't have its cake and eat it. That was Philip sans. Raising a few concern. Earns about China's approach to the Arctic. Well, let's turn back to our guest. Now, Mark Lynton? Let's turn to you. What's the most important thing? China's doing to further its ambitions across the Arctic. Thank you right now. China has a multifaceted approach to its Arctic policy fewer to speak to a Chinese official about what China's priorities are you would very likely get a response saying that were interested in developing scientific partnerships and finding out more about how these climate change in the Arctic are affecting us. That said though, China does have a very considerable economic agenda that is starting to develop it's very interested in investing in not only shipping, but also potential mining and oil and gas, and as the Arctic opens up China wants to make sure that its interests are being well represented there when runs young Mark mentioned, the economic agenda is that really what this boils down to is China just trying to push and look for more resources more. Places to ship goods. Well, of course, you comic agendas, very important as the statement from the Chinese official that you quoted as Mark mentioned, though is multifaceted China around Klay. And interestingly the white paper published early last year the opening basically side of the enormous environment and the climate changes we've in major impact on the rest of the world on China as well reach propelled China to actually thinking of the now and proclaiming the Arctic is no longer. The regional issue is global you therefore China a near Arctic fate needs to get involved. So we actually started with environmental issues have been doing research scientific research for many years. None now, I think moving to others strategic dimensions. How important it is for China to access the Arctic? China is the largest trading nation in the world. And with several tweeting dollars of Gu's moving around the world a ninety percent of them going through the they will look at what us Rebecca mentioned, the northwest northeast roost to Europe and to North America is very significant to potentially for tuning the travel routes for China's who's going around the world. This is definitely coming back to the very commercial side of the things plus the mineral under the resources exploration, not just theoretically talking by the potentials, we're talking about some thirteen percent of global oil and probably thirty percent of potential global gas reserves in the region and China started operation with Russian already on the project and has in the past few days. The number two project is the second of the amount follow up. So yes, there is a comprehensive. Chinese presence. But I'm not sure it's a particularly assertive one, but we can discuss further on that we should bench when you say Ellen g that's liquid natural gas. That's correct. When run you had yet. I think one thing that's interesting to see that applies not only to China, but in general because of everything being so uncertain and suddenly the geography self is changing the physical joggers has made really important for all countries innocence to reassert their position. So before the first see ice minimum. No on really talked about on close in the Arctic. And then it became a big issue to talk about. And the Arctic counts of innocence demanding of new observers to say that they adhere to on cost. But the key point must be that. Although all countries could re imagine their Arctic strategies, China seems to be doing much more than other countries. That don't border. The Arctic circle calling itself a near Arctic state labeling itself that way does that carry some weight. I think it carries weight just because it's a big country with a lot of economic muscle. But Scotland also actually talks about the closest Arctic neighbor. So it's rhetoric that that comes in and previously. No one talked about themselves as our dick state. That's actually, a new type of rhetoric that has come into the discussion in the past ten years or plus I think China's unique not insulation to the Arctic button relation to its size globally. And it could also its actions in the Arctic could also be analyzed in relation to its actions. In other parts of the world. I just want to jump into mention, of course, China is of very large economy into growing economy, the stakes very high. But in terms of the strategy. Let's put China side. In fact, Russia is the. The one that has most assertive and clear strategy among probably all the Arctic countries, China, actually, interestingly when major scholar the question during a conference saying what is the strategy of Canada or the other countries now China works closely with Russia on resource traction because Russia's spells it out, very clearly and China actually have something to respond an Oscar. So this kind of interesting annex were observing the China's in fact, very actively engaging and interacting, but you can see the Chinese are oxidizing not just Russia. Everybody else's well, rendered on you raised a good point China has developing Arctic strategy a relatively assertive Arctic strategy, Rebecca Pinkas. Do you think this highlights the fact that other countries, including the United States are assertive artists clear on what they want in the Arctic? That's a good question. Every Arctic state is different and. Has a different priority for developing in the Arctic regions. So as some of the guests have already noted Arctic development is a top priority for the Russian government. It's just a core national interest. It's a really important part of Russian Grand strategy for the twenty first century and beyond other Arctic states in particular Canada have been less eager to develop their Arctic economies. The Canadian perspective has focused more strongly on environmental protection, and the Canadian government has been developing new governance structures that give greater power to local communities in the region. Most of the small Nordic countries emphasize multilateral structures that will shape the future of the Arctic because small countries get greater influence working through multilateral for from US perspective. Arctic issues are frankly, not of great political relevance. The average American does not think of him or herself as belonging to an Arctic nation, and so with that low political salience Arctic issues have really been off the political radar. So there's a tremendous diversity in the region itself. And then looking outside of the Arctic, obviously, there are a number of states that stand to be affected by Arctic development from Chinese perspective. Their interest is particularly important and understandable, not only from the economic perspective because of all the resources and the shipping routes in the Arctic. But also because there's a strategic angle to China's interest as well, the vast majority of Chinese imports, including strategic imports like oil and gas come through America, choke points, like the strait of Malacca and the alternative of harvesting resources and getting imports through Arctic routes from Russia offers strategic diversity to China, and it's therefore an added element that enhances the economic payoff from develop. Arctic resources and shipping routes offers strategic benefits as well. And so it's important to think about not only the economic angle, but the strategic angle as various countries reflect interest in developing Arctic resources, if I could jump in talking about China's particular kind of status within the Arctic economically in the middle of two thousand seventeen it was confirmed by the Chinese government that the Arctic Ocean was going to be added to the Belton road initiative, which is a series of trade routes, which were announced by the Japan government after twenty thirteen to expand Chinese trade in many key regions, including Asia Africa, Latin America and Europe. But what makes the Arctic inclusion of the belt and road? Very interesting is in other parts of the initiative. We're starting to see China develop interest in port investment, for example, in Pakistan, Djibouti, various other places along the Indian Ocean and others. The question of will. China begin to develop potential trade hubs in the Arctic. We don't know exactly. The course of the so-called grow the China's interested in putting together, but there's a lot of interest, for example here in northern Norway about the possibility of new Arctic ports, which would increase shipping from East Asia. Absolutely. That's great point Mark when you look at the strategic aspects, I think you also would resources are there that will be strategic not now, but twenty thirty years down the line, you're talking about the rare minerals that are partly found in the Arctic, and where the other place there mainly found are in China. So that is one thing that I also think there's a positioning around. And that's where you see, for example, the discussion in mining ill-trained Sweden, the need for new minds to get these rivers minerals that are important for alternative energy sources as explications of new markets coming up. Okay. So we set the. Terms of the discussion we're talking about China's role in the Arctic. We talked a little bit about eights increasingly assertive strategy, especially in comparison to some some other countries. But we're going to take a short break we're going to in the second half of the program asked the question does this Arctic strategy from Beijing? Does it pose a threat or does it present opportunities? We have to take a short break now. But just to remind please do let us know what you think of the program or any ideas for topics you'd like us to look into you can Email us.

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"arctic waters" Discussed on 850 WFTL

850 WFTL

03:44 min | 3 years ago

"arctic waters" Discussed on 850 WFTL

"Without old navy coming after us, so they weren't infiltrate the elections. They were trying to spy on us from C mammals. Well, you know, what these things, according to Wikipedia, if you believe it a beluga whale waves three thousand pounds. It's fourteen feet long. That's a big WALE? I don't know who had to do this. And and according to all the pictures here that I'm watching that the it only likes, by the way Arctic waters, so it won't be anywhere around here, which is nice to know. But they said it led him. It was the people were petting it that caught it. So it was a train beast. So it's even took them years to put the harness on say. But what if what if they are like developing Wales that are spice? I think they are remember they did it with dolphins is what they said. So now right onto beluga whales. But the only good thing about it is that they can only stay in really cold water. Well, it could still spy on Alaska. That's right. That's okay. How do you raise up blue quail, very carefully? It's a cute Brad. You're next tried hardest. He lost another one. They don't eat people, by the way, they're primarily vegetarians. Yeah. Sure. Try to put off spy harness on one tell that to the guy. To the first three comrades. Yeah. But they can't tell me. They don't eat seals or sea lions. Oh, absolutely. No. So why wouldn't they human? I think this is going to revolutionize how we buy cars are really do because we're not that far off at right now. But Amazon is teamed up with Ford and smart afforded jump on this avoid, you know, having to go to the dealership, maybe you just click. Click click go Amazon prime possibly get your car. I don't think the next day. But soon. The new car buying experience while but still I gotta you know, what I gotta drive it. So do I go test drive at first, and then, you know, the guy, and then I feel badly because the the girl or the guy that just spent in Illinois hour and a half showing me this car and riding along with me doesn't get anything because I'm going. Tweet goes. It's gotta like with electronics. Now, everybody goes to like like best buy try it out touch. It feel it nearly a lot of people buy online so true. Speaking of electron IX new beats come out today headphones, all I'm right on it. But two hundred and eighty five bucks. Sure. Sure. Just go camp. Did they're calling them the premium headphones. All right. Do you have a pair pair a lot of people around here? Have I can't I can't fathom spending that kind of money and something they get stolen by somebody. No not around here. Anyway. Headphones worth like eleven dollars. I've had him for sixteen years, these whether these you get good headphones. I can't wear the big headphones. These are these are couple of hundred bucks, but they're like twenty years old somebody stolen once. I hunted them down. Remember that was ugly. The I'm surprised you didn't hear him screaming because. I was so mad touch money. That's why this obnoxious little signs. Oh, you're funded. Who was? Yeah. It was a part timers here. They just use your headphone Clinton and went into my cabinet, grandma. That's that. I I must there was almost a beatdown so mad. That's a no no in radio little inside information. Here. Somebody's underwear. Or stealing their toothbrush? Don't do that. It's disgusting. They would do that too. If we had to brushes around here. Weekenders? Telling you, I swear to God, this is a huge week for the president talking about policy talking about the campaign. Really into sports in the Oval Office right yesterday. Big today, even bigger maybe get more of that coming up next keep it.

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"arctic waters" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:25 min | 3 years ago

"arctic waters" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Triangle Tamala Honduras, and El Salvador, President Trump says he is prepared to shut the US border with Mexico this week if the Mexican government does not hold illegal border crossings, former vice president Joe Biden says he never believe he acted inappropriately after a former Nevada politician says Biden kissed the back of her head at a twenty fourteen campaign rally in sports, the men's NC, double a basketball. Final four is set. Michigan upset Duke to face, Texas Tech. Auburn beat Kentucky to play Virginia the women's NC double A tournament. Connecticut and Oregon advance to their final four in baseball. The Orioles beat the Yankees the Mets lost to the nationals. The Red Sox lost along with the giants. The as one in the NHL, the Rangers one the Bruins lost NBA action. The warriors won along with the wizards. Global news twenty four hours a day on air and tick tock on Twitter powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries Michael Barr. This is Bloomberg. Nathan, Michael, thank you. We are live from the Bloomberg interactive brokers studios, where it's five forty nine on Wall Street time to check in with Bloomberg opinion. Our platform that offers informed perspectives on a range of global topics expert, data driven commentary on breaking news, Bloomberg opinion, editor Jennifer Ryan is with us now from our London bureau, and perhaps on the theme of truth is often stranger than fiction. Jen. Marcus Ashworth is comparing Brexit to science fiction writing that sterling is trapped in the Brexit tractor beam. What does he mean by that? So just as the death star as we all know ensnare the millennium falcon with a poll of its tractor beam in the first Star Wars film. So all the hopes and fears and political intransigence around Brexit have trapped the pound has that for analogy for. So he's looking at how the how sterling's been performing been performing over recent weeks where you know, the original Brexit day has kind of come and gone. Theresa May tried and failed to get her withdrawal agreement through parliament last week in the currency fell to its lowest level in three weeks. But you know, it's really distracting range as as I said like the millennium falcon it's worth thinking about what's underpinning the currency because all this political all these political difficulties are, obviously, not good news for currency. But it's kind of like we're getting close to scenes perhaps to the endgame for Brexit. And then if there is a negotiated compromise that can actually finally make it through the house of comments that will give businesses and investors the clarity. They've been missing for about three years to plan for the future and everyone can kind of get on with their lives. All right. So what's the bearish view on the pound though? Well, there's two things because if you've got a withdrawal agreement unable to make it through parliament all that does is heightened the prospect that we'll see one of two nuclear option. A general election or departure from the European Union without a deal on April twelfth, ashtrays point is that of these to a not L actually may not be the most damaging because there's the potential for quick negotiations to minimize some of the damage, and then it's also worth pointing out that the UK's in a relatively better economic place, perhaps then the euro area, even the US why is a no deal scenario better than a general election. What's wrong with you know, bringing Brexit back to the people for a vote? Well, the risk. The Ashworth sees is that doing this dramatically raises the risk of a hard left labor government under Jeremy Corbyn because sure you can see from the recent polls that the majority that there's a marginal favor favorite for the conservative party. But that's really of little comfort because it's hard to read how the electorates going to react at the voting booths to the complete breakdown of the Brexit process. You know, and it's worth remembering that may manage to spectacularly lose a twenty point polling during the two thousand seventeen campaign. And it's really hard to know what the electoral popularity of her replacement is going to be so the currency may be cheap. But after three years of uncertainty from the Brexit negotiations. It's hard to make an investment case for Britain. And this is Ashworth's point is that this isn't going to change until the Jedi knights of the round throw a Switzer release the currency from its trap to keep the analogy going and just looking at cable right now, the pound is at one thirty ninety seven against the dollar. That's slightly higher on the morning. At least speaking of things that are higher oil surging following the first quarter big gains there and Julian Lee is looking at President Trump's Twitter feed taking aim at OPEC he wants to bring the price of oil back down. And join us saying, maybe the president could be successful. That's right because think about where OPEC in its friends such as Russia are these days there in the midst of an agreement to cut production, hence, Donald Trump's tweet. Wait to get them to increase the flow of oil. But what Lee points out is that really the target of the street of this tweet is Saudi Arabia because that's actually the one OPEC member with enough. Idle capacity to make a difference to the overall producer groups output. And it's also the one over which the US has the most leverage. So though, economic considerations might see Saudis dismiss this request out of hand the political calculations make the choice more difficult. What's the economic case over the Saudis continuing with cuts what if the Saudis pump at well, which is a policy they had in around say twenty fourteen the cost to the economy can be actually quite great because the Saudis need higher prices to shield the citizens from the economic hardship while this country tries to win itself off a dependence on oil production, and there's also the other benefit for continuing cuts comes at forecasters started to trim their demand growth outlooks, we have to leave it there for now Bloomberg opinion editor Jennifer, Ryan, thanks as always read more of these stories from Bloomberg opinion at Bloomberg dot com slash opinion, or Opie? I n. Go on the Bloomberg terminal. John. 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Who is Gerald Butts? And what happens now?

The Big Story

09:05 min | 3 years ago

Who is Gerald Butts? And what happens now?

"His resignation, the typical political scandal narrative swirled around Gerald butts, a political stunt up from Ottawa one of the prime minister's most trusted advisers, a longtime friend Gerald butts has resigned amid allegations the prime minister's office interfered to help Quebec engineering giant SNC loveline avoid a criminal prosecution statement butts flato denied any wrongdoing saying the allegations have become a distraction from the prime minister and the government's work. So he stepping aside except Jerry butts, isn't your typical political staffer resignation not at all as much as this move will dominate headlines all week. And of course, it indicates that the SNC level and scandal is probably going to get a lot worse before it gets better. The most interesting story from this is about a break-up. You see Justin Trudeau has never won anything without Jerry butts. And now he's got an election in eight months and butts walked away from his partner and his friend at the time. He was needed more than ever. So why? Who is the man that every insider on the hill has used as an unnamed source at one point or another how much Justin Trudeau's policy came from him. What will the prime minister of Canada do now without his right hand, man. I'm Jordan heath Rawlings. And this is the big story Holwell's is a senior writer at Maclean's. He knows more about the personal relationships at play in politics than anybody on parliament health. Paul who is jailed butts. He was until. Minister's principal secretary, which is which is a job title looking to have many meanings over time. He was the prime minister's right hand Ranya was his right hand since long before he was the prime minister he co managed the campaign in twenty fifteen. He went to McGill University Justin Trudeau in the nineties and they've been nearly inseparable ever since. I mean, I I was hearing rumors guesswork from people who the both of them better than I nearly twenty years ago. Just try to prime minister Sherry butts wants to make up and he did it and then he walked away. Yeah. He there is around town that Jerry butts doesn't have hurt in the job as much lately as he had those rumors are from before Christmas from last autumn. And so to some extent as amazing is not a huge surprise. This is not somebody who was in the middle of new adventures and was looking forward to the next grade accomplishment. There was there was a sense. That but says been a little listless and not not as deeply engaged with files as as yet been for. That's kind of interesting because the first thing that everybody went to is the timing and the relationship to the scandal you're saying that that this might have been brewing for some time. Well, it's pretty clear that the scandal has something to do with it. But it's easier to get someone to give up on a job, if they are have already in toying with the idea, you know, and and a lot of quite reasonably a lot of speculation a lot of the reaction to the announcement of his resignation was people say, well, look if he's done nothing wrong. Then why is he quit if you know if there's no fire than wildest smoke. And I think it's possible that possible we'll find out, but that the resignation was kind of an expression of to hell with this. I don't need. I you know, I made my best friend minister he's been prime minister for three years. I was in all the meetings. I was at dinner with Barack Obama off I go, you know, there's still there's still way more unanswered than. Answered questions around the sessions, he level and business. So I'm hesitant to speculate with great certainty, but that's a that's a looking supposition. What was to the best of your knowledge people around the hill. Anyway, what was their working relationship lake? How how close were they I I mean, I know they were really good friends. But but how did it work between them important decisions were made by the prime minister is chief of staff, Katie Telford and its principal secretary Gerald butts all three of them together in meetings that they would have a few times a day. And you know, sometimes the the circle would be extended is probably ten or a dozen people who would be frequent make frequent appearances at those meetings. But if they were all in the same city together and Telford or would never be absent from those big decision. They were at least as necessary to the process was the prime minister. Maybe who is he is a guy if you spent any time with them, you hang out with them. Remember the first time you met him. I don't remember the first time I met him. But I'll tell you an early extended. That a time. I spent with him was on a big maybe both in the Arctic for a week in probably two thousand eight why the hell did that happen? Because even Harper was would have the Canadian forces do annual sovereignty patrols in Arctic waters. Right. And I was interested in that as a journalist. He's coming Stephen Harper throw budget that point was the head of the World Wildlife federation for Canada, and he was interested in it for climate change. And so I asked the harbor PM. Would you put me on his boat? And when I got there Jerry was there, and so he and I spent a week on the deck of a Canadian navy boat in the art looking at icebergs, and what was he lying? What struck you about him? He he's a low T. He's not emotionally demonstrative. He is friendly to everybody he encounters. He is not nearly as sort of confrontational and abrasive in person as us on Twitter where he's very act and where. Since long before the election every night. He would cheerfully Perec journalists on on his perception of the flaws in their reporting and analysis, which is when I had a bit of a falling. But in person he seeks agreement rather than confrontation. He doesn't pull rank particularly he doesn't say, you know, look, I'm I'm Justin Trudeau in. You're not his competitive advantage in history comes to the fact that when when else these he's in the room until recently, he wasn't room with the leader with the prime minister. And so he he gets the last say, but in the moment, he doesn't he's not look looks for fights. There's been a ton of discussion since he resigned about him kind of being the man behind the curtain when it comes to Justin Trudeau. Do you have a sense of how much power he wielded there? And how many how much of of Trudeau's actions kind of came from him, or is that just kind of the typical stereotype people tend to exaggerate the roles of left tenants for people who are. Supporters or members of government. It's a way to criticize the leader with criticized leader, criticized the people around and for Ponant of the government. It is a handy way to make it look like the prime minister staffed himself up with monsters as having many times with conservative and liberal prime ministers people used to claim that Stephen Harper was we're in for a university of how profit and Tom Flanagan and then for the last seven years. Harper was prime minister was was well known that he wasn't even speaking time finding his angry. He didn't need the supposed send galley was controlling. Similarly, look, I expect that Justin Trudeau will be able to function as prime minister for the rest of this calendar year without without journal butts around, but even people in the gone, even people whose future was bound up with Justin Trudeau's continued electoral success would complain about the extent to which biggest then get made until Jerry butts got around to getting the file and and the decision. This government is not a super fast that decision. And since the beginning large part of perceived reason for that is that Jerry butts and or Tito for half to personally find off on every important decision. And so there was just this huge bottleneck. It was not a discentralising when he came to power Justin Trudeau announced that cabinet government cabinet is none other words ministers have power to make their own decisions. Everything I hear says that hasn't been true you've covered a lot of governments. Do you have a sense of how rare it is for it to be structured that way and decisions to made like that? It is everyone complains about excessive power in in five ministries EM Brodie who was chief of staff to Stephen Harper for a while. We're really interesting book that outlines all the reasons why that's kinda needs to be the case. Why important decisions have to go through the? But I mean, there could be six or eight people who make those decisions the definition of what is the decision. So important that it has to go through the pm couldn't does change from government to government and the combination of very elevated executive decision. Making power in the hands of prime ministers to principal tenants, and the very close personal relationship. It's not unprecedented. But it's very it's very novel. I mean chief of staff John tape phone after back city Christian and Peltier went to seize up together, you know, in the stone age, and so there there have been cases where personal relationship translates to a functional relationship in office. But Harper was not buddies with any of his chief of staff, so if a bit of a pendulum, and and and it can it can go both ways. Do we have a sense yet

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