Death by cyanobacteria-made microtoxins is not pleasant. The toxins could damage the nervous system, especially anatoxin-a, also known as a Very Fast Death Factor. As the global temperature increases, concerns about the range of these toxins are growing.
Arctic governance is quickly emerging as the geopolitical question of the century. With climate change increasing the potential for new shipping routes, as well as interest growing in the areas of mining and extractive processes, players like the Russian Federation, Canada and Norway, among others, are aiming to develop their northernmost territories.