Global powers eye melting Arctic for its bounty

This past summer, APTN’s Montreal videographer Tom Fennario was onboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza as it made its way around the island of Svalbard in the Arctic Ocean.

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This past summer, APTN’s Montreal videographer Tom Fennario was onboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza as it made its way around the island of Svalbard in the Arctic Ocean.

The environmental organization went on the trip to warn the world about the effects of the melting ice-cap.

But there’s something else going on up there. Countries like Canada, Russia, Norway and the United States believe a melting ice cap makes the North a wide open resource extraction opportunity.

On the third and final instalment of Canary in a Coal Mine, Fennario examines Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic.

Producer Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN / Montreal

Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist. Since 2019 Tom has been a producer for the French weekly newscast Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN.

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