The Arctic – The Arctic Russia’s plan for the world’s newest ocean

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There’s a new ocean at the top of our globe

In just the past three decades, global warming has shrunk the size of the Arctic Ocean’s summer ice by half.

The region is now more accessible than it’s been in 1,000 years, and governments around the world have taken notice.

The melting of the Arctic has grave implications for global weather patterns and rising sea levels, and most of the world sees it as a looming disaster.

Felex 1aBut for the five Arctic nations — the US, Canada, Denmark, Norway, and Russia — it also presents an opportunity: access to promising new trade routes and untapped fossil fuel resources.

Each country has jurisdiction to exploit the natural resources within 200 nautical miles of its coast, an…

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