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By Bob Valen 

Sailing on top of the world – Part 2


In the last column, I wrote about the physical changes occurring in and around the Arctic Ocean. Those changes are occurring due to climate change. Shipping lanes are being used for commerce, significantly cutting travel time and saving fuel. Other transformations are happening as a direct result of climate change in that part of the world as well.

The geopolitics of the Arctic is affected as much as the physical body of the region. Several nations are looking at the region and envisioning various options. Russia has already laid claim to vast regions of the Arctic. Other nations that are...

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