Learn about the melting of the polar ice cap, and its consequences, both positive and negative.
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Male 1: Global warming becoming more and more apparent. Male 2: what the fuck are you doing man? It is mid summer, drop your fucking layers. Male 1: I knew that, a gas shortages looming in to a not too distant future. An international territorial dispute has broken out over the seas covering the North Pole, and why will you worry about an uncovering in Artic Ocean? Putting reduced ice flows, drowning Polar bears, racing sea levels, and a possibly biodiversity crushing change in ocean current a side? Explainable gas and oil reserves and a new northern thread route. Estimates have the world supply of petroleum products burned up in only few decades. The artic reserves may promise to extend those predictions. An estimate by the US Geological Survey suggests they contain a quarter of the remaining oil on the planet. The shipping industry can also benefit from an ice free Artic. Northern routes connecting the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans can save between five and eight thousands miles per voyage. From giant steel oilrigs to the steely hollow of freight ships, the steel had nationalism? This story is definitely not locking in iron. The petroleum emission said to be accelerated in a lost of Artic ice in the first place was soon to be even making more fuel available that is compounding already high carbon dioxide level, and increasing the rate of ice loss even further. Kind of feels like we are going in circles a little bit, does it not?