As if Climate Change wasn’t already enough of a threat on its own the countries and businesses looking to take advantage of the melting frontiers pose there own threats. More specifically, the mentality of these entities as they relate to climate change, compounds the problem by creating apathy for the current travesties and a lust for the potential under the ice. For these eager eyes, the North Arctic is a place of boundless resources, simplified trading routes and military strategy. Countries like the US, Russia and Canada are investing in large fleets of ice breakers as a way of potentially expediting a process most of us are trying to slow down.
Attached is another great article by Nat Geo. Check it out to learn more about economic future of the Far North