Friday, September 11, 2009

World warming to a shortcut

This story in The New York Times talks about how the very disappearance of summer Arctic sea ice could be a boon to shipping. It's also a reason countries have become more covetous in their claims to the sea floor below the North Pole.

I'll be writing in the coming months about ambitious territorial claims being made at the other end of the world, and how some scientific expeditions down there double as an excuse to call dibs on Antarctica.

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