Scientists Shocked as Arctic Polar Route Revealed

21 09 2006

“A route unencumbered by perennial sea ice leading directly to the North Pole has beenArtic revealed by recent satellite pictures. European scientists indicated their shock as they noted a ship could sail from Europe’s northern-most outpost directly to the pole, something that hasn’t been possible during most of recorded human history. The rapid thawing of the perennial sea ice has political implications as the U.S., Canada, Russia and the EU jockey for control of the newly opened passages.”

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