Gallery: North Pole Could be a Viable Shipping Route by 2050


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Scientists from the University of California have announced that by 2050, ships will be able to travel across the north pole in summer months. Laurence C. Smith and Scott R. Stephenson wrote in the journal PNAS that this would slash costs of transporting goods between Europe and China, but opening the northern sea route will pose a host of new economic, environmental and political challenges.

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1 Comment

  1. Fernando Maneca March 5, 2013 at 8:44 am

    EPIC FAIL!!!
    Please turn around and look at the rest of the globe. The melting of polar ice is NOT a positive development for most of the planet’s population.

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