Gallery: Could a New Shipping Route Through the Arctic Reduce Global Em...


Traditionally when people talk about melting ice in the Arctic, it is a cause for great concern and considered another symptom of global warming. However, Scandinavian tanker companies believe that with the ice melting, new sea routes between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans could be opened up, saving time, money and emissions.

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  1. caeman October 7, 2011 at 11:22 am

    To advance, we must make sacrifices. If we could achieve very large reductions in shipping CO2 emissions, that would go a long way to staving off global effects. A few animals may have to adapt to a new way of living, but nature has equipped animals just such abilities. Nature takes care of its own. We humans think we are so smart when we try to help the animals. We ending up hurting the process of adaptation more than we help.

  2. rubbishworks October 7, 2011 at 10:29 am

    It might reduce CO2 Emissions, but continue to harm the fragile ecosystem of animals like the Polar Bear.

    Rubbish Works -Seattle

  3. caeman October 6, 2011 at 11:29 am

    The more ice that melts, the more shipping routes that open up for longer periods of time, the more fuel is saved more often. This is a win-win for CO2 emissions!

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