Message from the Norwegian Minister of Environment
Your expedition to the Arctic - Canada is a very positive initiative.
The Arctic is on the agenda daily both politically and in the media.
That is because the Arctic is of special importance to the world.
The Arctic is already experiencing some of the most rapid and severe climate changes on earth.
Changes in the Arctic climate will also affect the rest of the world through increased global warming and rising of the sea levels.
The observations and reports from your expedition will contribute to increased attention about important global, environmental questions.
Publishing on your Internet home page will as well bring new knowledge to large groups of people interested in the Arctic environment.
I wish good luck to your expedition.
Knut Arild Hareide
Minister of the Environment