25 terms

Hands off the Atctic (p. 26-28) ens

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Continental shelf
the area of land on the edge of a continent that slopes into the ocean
Treaty
a formal agreement between two or more countries
Promontory
a long narrow area of high land that goes out into the sea
Sterotypical
having the qualities that you expect a particular type of person to
have
Arbitrate
judge (mediate)
Carve-up
to divide something into smaller parts
Near-pristine
almost in perfect condition
Ecosystem
all the living things in an area and the way they affect each other and the environment
Plonk
to put something down heavily and without taking care (haphazardly)
Feedbacks
things that are returned back to their original source
Tipping points
the time at which a change or an effect cannot be stopped
(The Earth has already passed the tipping point in terms of global warming.)
Parcelling out
to divide something and give the separate parts to different people
Precedent
a similar action or event that happened at an earlier time, antecedent
Demilitarized (zone) (ekki læra)
an area without military forces
Supplementary
extra (additional)
Exploitation
the use of land, oil, minerals, etc.
Signatories
a person, organization, or country that has signed an agreement
Geophysical
connected with the study of the rocks and other substances that make up the Earth and the physical processes happening on, in, and above the Earth
Ground-breaking (work, discovery,
research, innovation?)
revolutionary (innovative, cutting-edge; avant-garde)
Successor
someone who succeeds another person
Intergovernmental (inter: between)
concerning or involving the governments of two or more countries
Bodies
groups of people who have joined together for a particular reason
Archipelago
a group of small islands or an area of sea in which there are many
small
Proviso
precondition (prerequisite)
(Ragnar was released from prison with/on the proviso that he doesn't leave the country)
Monitoring
watching and checking a situation carefully for a period of time in order to discover something about it (check closely)
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