From The Bulletin, major global issues converge in the Arctic, which is why a comprehensive Arctic Treaty would serve the security of the entire world. Ian Frazier reviews Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point by Subhankar Banerjee. From Popular Mechanics, Jerry Beilinson on one troubled rig and the future of Arctic oil drilling. Geographers compute Arctic shipping routes: Some ships could cut across the pole by midcentury. Scientists have discovered that global warming can affect the biodiversity of ecosystems in the Arctic and Antarctic in different ways despite the similarities between them. Jeffrey Marlow on how a robot is changing the game of Antarctic science. For the first time, scientists believe they have collected life-forms from deep under the Antarctic ice. Seth Robson on how China is boosting its presence in resource-rich Antarctica. Chris Turney reviews Antarctica: A Biography by David Day.