Polar Shares
Canada's Arctic Moves
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  • Anthony

    Who “owns” what is interesting query; more to the point, this is a backdrop for geologists, scientists, cartographers, surveyors, etc. rather than power players and diplomats.

    • Corlyss

      They can have it after the important things are done with it. They should not be allowed to interfere with the extraction of value.

      • Anthony

        less generalization/vagueness and more specificity – important things/extraction of value. And just “who” or “what” determines.

        • Corlyss

          My apologies. I thought it was obvious from the use of the word “value.” I mean profit making entities. Not governments. The minute the governments get involved environmentalists (aka menaces to civilization) will propagandize and stall and eventually steer the policy making with respect to the uses to which the Arctic are put. Right now it’s a wild west free fire zone, and I like it that way.

  • Andrew Allison

    Correction: Further melting of Arctic ice WOULD make it easier to get at these reserves, . . . . As described at http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/09/23/antarctic-sea-ice-hit-35-year-record-high-saturday/ Artic Sea Ice has increased for the second straight year. The Feed should accept the fact that, at least for now, the planet is not warming.

  • Corlyss

    “Russia isn’t taking that laying down—”

    Tsk tsk. Grammar, guys.

    “It’s important to remember that the US is an Arctic nation, thanks to Alaska. We have an interest in this fight.”
    I hope you aren’t expecting Dear Leader to do anything about it. You’ll be disappointed. It smacks too much of outdated colonialism. He’ll let the Greens dictate this policy, but his reflexive hostility to colonialism will be the real basis of his decision.

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