with Peter Sinclair
Top: National Snow and Ice Data CenterBottom: University of Bremen
Links to these and other displays at the Arctic Sea Ice Graphs page.
Has anyone got any information about the number and types of ships transiting the Arctic this season? I would have to think that there must be dozens of container, bulk carrier and tanker ships taking advantage of the situation.
Thanks for any replies.
China has completed its first voyage across the Arctic Ocean to Iceland using an icebreaker. The Arctic’s ice melt which experts attribute to climate change is opening new trade routes and exposing mineral resources.
A Chinese vessel has voyaged from the Pacific to the Atlantic via the Arctic Ocean for the first time in the country’s history, as melting sea ice from climate change begins to open new trading routes.
One of the regulars over at Neven’s blog, Artful Dodger, thinks this years big melt could be the perfect setup for next year’s expected El Nino. 2007’s El Nino’s effect on the ice is, of course, legend.
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