Thursday, September 11, 2008
Chilling story on the looming Arctic war on the BBC website this morning.
I'm a little concerned that Ms. Palin, the Republican Vice-President nominee who's from Alaska, could be unhelpful with this situation if she ever ends up in Washington DC.
The International Polar Year is ending in March 2009. The previous International Polar Year, 1957-58 triggered the Antarctic Treaty. Despite a lot of interesting scientific work going on, it doesn't look like the Arctic rim States are interested in securing in the Arctic a comparable legacy of the current International Polar Year.