"While scientists and politicians are deeply concerned about climate change, Russia sees this looming crisis as an opportunity to make more money, grow more food, shorten trade routes, extract more fossil fuels, and control Arctic sea lanes."
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"Fighting crime and enforcing the law require someone breaking the law. But “keeping us safe” is ultimately about perceived (and now predicted) threats that may never materialize but nevertheless require a vigilance that justifies itself once we accept it. Necessarily, more perceived or potential threats than real account significantly for the increased level of surveillance we’ve seen since 2001."