Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I Guess They Haven't Noticed

Canada sends icebreakers to Arctic to gather data
"Countries, including the US, are increasingly looking to the Arctic as a source of natural resources and shipping lanes. The US Geological Survey says the region contains 30% of the world's undiscovered natural gas and 15% of oil."

John Franklin: Tourism may finally find his two lost ships
"As climate change thaws the North, Arctic cruises have proliferated. For the team of archeologists working feverishly over the next six weeks to discover John Franklin’s two lost ships, that rapid expansion of tourism is a blessing — but also occasionally a challenge.

Until recently, Canada’s Far North boasted ideal archeological conditions: frozen terrain that is little travelled. On both counts, the Arctic is changing."
Roald Amundsen is rolling in his grave.

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