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Saturday, August 11, 2007

NEW COLD WAR BEGINS


The recent renewal of squabbling over Arctic resources could have serious implications for Australias interests in Antarctica. One major difference is that the North Pole is 4km under the ocean, and possibly geologically connected to Russia or Iceland while Antarctica is a continent in it's own right.
As resources become scarcer and more valuable it's inevitable these last pristine areas will be plundered for profits.

4 comments:

Eff25 said...

It is a shame. All these economics, claims and counter claims about environmental impacts. Still, it's hard to not wonder if agreed isn't the main motivation. When does man think he has enough?

Anonymous said...

"agreed" ?

ononotagain said...

good to see you are paying attention, anonymous.
Correction to article, I meant Greenland, not Iceland.
Harper is refurbishing Canadas holdings in the Arctic, this could get interesting. LOTS of resources at both poles!

Eff25 said...

I meant greed. Sorry about that.

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