The thaw of the Arctic

Posted on December 8, 2009 by

In the last few years, the Arctic cap has decreased a lot, mainly because of the warming up of the Earth.
In the summer 2008, for the first time ever, the passages on the North East (above the North of Russia) and on the North West (above Alaska) opened simultaneously. The scientists believe that in the near future the area of the North Pole may be left without ice during the summer. This worries a lot not only for the causes this may have on the environment, but also on the political level,

as the neighbouring countries will see the opening of new trade routes and most likely will fight over the new sea territories.
In this situation, Iceland and Greenland take over a strategic importance. For sure the Icelandic Government and the new born Government of Greenland will play an significant role in the international agreements and might receive back great benefits.

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