Arctic Open for Shipping in a Decade?

A Canadian scientist claims the Arctic Ocean will be open for regular commercial shipping within the next five to 10 years, but changing ice conditions could bring new hazards to ships. Photo Credit: NASA Goddard Photo and Video via Flickr.

Arctic Ocean Could be Open for Shipping in 5-10 Years
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30 comments

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

scary

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener4 years ago

Most humans are insensitive idiots.

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener4 years ago

Most humans are insensitive idiots.

Karen Garnett
karen Garnett4 years ago

The "easier, softer way" brings ruination!!

june t.
june t.4 years ago

this is why govts and corporations never wanted to do anything about global warming - they couldn't wait to get at the "riches" under the ice and tundra up north. They've been fighting for ownership of it for years now. They really couldn't care less about anything else. Greed trumps the planet again. Can't see it being reversible at this point, sad to say. Also sad, is that people have been raising alarm bells for years, but the people in power never listened.

Deborah Vitek
Deborah Vitek4 years ago

It astounds me how many of the world's "leaders" have kids and how little they care about them. I think anyone 40 or younger is going to ultimately have a miserable life. I can't apologize as I have always been considerate of the earth, done little shopping and did not have kids. I'm particularly glad I did not have kids.........

Winn Adams
Winn Adams4 years ago

Sad. Humans are better than this aren't they?

Nadine Hudak
Nadine H.4 years ago

another money thing!

Sue Jones
Sue Jones4 years ago

It seems we humans just cant resist anything new - we have to stick our noses in and usually damage or destroy what we come in contact with. When will we ever learn?

chris b.
chris B.4 years ago

Oh man, I agree with all of of you protesting. What is the good here? And haven't we heard of all of the dumping that cruise ships do? what kind of trash are these ships going leave behind. I say absolutely NO!!! Do not let anything into this beautiful world. I too watched Frozen Planet and I suggest everyone watch it. I wrote to the President and told him to watch it with his girls. Idiots is right. Whose idea is this anyway?!?!?!? Jeez, dumb. NO ignorant bastards. Bastards because men make all of these stupid decisions. Mostly for $.