|North Pole with border countries, yahoo image. Portions of 8 countries|
surround the Arctic circle, which is super rich in oil and gas resources.
Huebert continues: “The ice kept everybody out, but now all of a sudden the ice is going to be gone. So what happens?”
There seems to be little doubt, however, that the frigid and remote Arctic region will be hotly contested in the not-too-distant future. The fight's already begun.
It appears that the Obama administration is on it, through an Interior Department’s "high level working group" on
What a daunting agenda. The future of the globe is at stake. The Arctic is no longer just Santa's benign North Pole.
No wonder I'm having bad dreams. And we haven't even talked about Antarctica, whose polar ice is melting at an alarming rate, causing oceans to rise. .