The USA has recently started to dismiss the claims of other countries and nations as illegitimate:https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/pompeo ... -1.5125293
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stunned onlookers Monday by taking swipes at Canada, China and Russia in a speech to delegates attending the Arctic Council ministerial.
Pompeo, along with foreign ministers from the seven other Arctic nations — Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Russia — is in Rovaniemi, Finland this week for the eleventh Arctic Council ministerial meeting.
Pompeo used his speech to call out countries he accused of making illegitimate claims to Arctic territory, citing Canada's claim to the Northwest Passage as internal waters. The U.S. considers the Northwest Passage to be international waters.
Why do you think Teump tried, and spectacularly failed, to buy Greenland? If we read the OP, the answer is obviously to enforce US military control over the Arctic.
And this is why the US is sending the Navy into the Arctic:https://www.arctictoday.com/the-us-navy ... osession=1
And, of course, there is absolutely no representation by Inuit and other indigenous groups, nor is anyone listening to them.
This is what the USA is doing instead of helping with climate change: trying to get rich off it.