Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Future of Arctic Shipping //Northwest Passage 2012 dot com

Northwest Passage 2012 dot com: The Future of Arctic Shipping (Northwest Passage & Northern Sea Route): "Arctic sea ice is melting rapidly, and within the next decade the effects of global warming may transform the Polar region from an inaccessible frozen desert into a seasonally navigable ocean. The summer of 2011 saw a record 33 ships, carrying 850,000 tons of cargo navigate the Northern Sea Route (NSR) off Russia’s northern coast. This year’s shipping season may see up to 1.5 million tons of cargo, as Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute predicts the NSR to be ice-free and passable for ships by early summer."

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