Saturday, September 20, 2008

Battle for the North Pole

A good article is published in Der Spiegel. Discusses the race for the spoils that global warming has revealed in the Arctic region.

The countries involved in the race - USA and Russia among them - will ensure that the status granted to Antarctica and Moon is not granted to the North Pole. It is a sad state of affair since melting of the polar ice cap should be a time for rapid action to ensure reversal and not a time to exploit the riches underneath.

As for me I am glad that the big 5 are all in the northern hemisphere - not near Antarctica or the Moon.

Note: The photograph used belongs to Paul Caputo. Please go here to see more such photographs.

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