Will the North West Passage be a shipping lane?


The North West passage will cut the trip from Northern Europe to Japan in about half, but whether it will be twice as fast is somewhat in doubt.   Won't they need to go half as fast to watch out for ice bergs?

Thanks for the map, Classically Liberal, but i think you missed the interesting part of the story,  will  this will become a viable shipping route or not.

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  2. northwest passage
  3. north pole
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Comments


Mark de LA says
I can't imagine giant container ships being refit like ice breakers or engaging icebreakers to save a few bucks worth of oil.  Ultra-cold weather shipping is somewhat different than going across the Pacific & the Atlantic oceans. The people, contents being shipped & the navigation is somewhat different. Oil gets solid at some point.  Then again the North Pole could become totally liquid & make it all work!

Seth says
M 2007-09-19 10:14:30 8072
Actually, this article (or maybe just your link to the Classically Liberal blog) should be under the group UnhackTheBrain
Right, then move your comment there.  This item is about shipping lanes.

Actually I think Classically Liberal got the shipping lane wrong ... it should be drawn on the Siberian side of the pole ... much shorter.

Mark de LA says
Actually, this article (or maybe just your link to the Classically Liberal blog) should be under the group UnhackTheBrain :
source: ... The only reason I can think of that explains why journalists, who repeated the false claims of this story, didn

Mark de LA says
CNN this morning, y'all panic NOW!
http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/science/09/15/arctic.nwestpssg/index.html

Seth says
More from the BBC and the map below.   Perhaps global skeptics will get to see undeniable effects in their life time ... then they will switch their tune, but they will never acknolwledge their stupidity ... it is far easier for them construct a global war (against?) terrorist, than to take constructive steps to avoid a disaster that can only be seen with advanced science. 
 




Mark de LA says
source: ... Perhaps global skeptics will get to see undeniable effects in their life time ... then they will switch their tune, but they will never acknolwledge their stupidity ... it is far easier for them construct a global war (against?) terrorist, than to take constructive steps to avoid a disaster that can only be seen with advanced science.
...Perhaps the new religionists of the church of the Global Hot Spot will someday wake up to the fact that the Sun heats the Earth & that the Earth has gone through many periods of Ice Age as well as periods of relative warming.  The arrogance of some leftists would rather panic & control others blindly rather than wake up; their stupidity exceeding only their arrogant know-it-all-ness.  I am glad I probably won't be around when your children reap the benefits of the new totalitarianism. 
PS - where are those rising seas that the climatologists predicted would flood out all the coast?

Mark de LA says
source: ...

Climate Change: Did NASA scientist James Hansen, the global warming alarmist in chief, once believe we were headed for . . . an ice age? An old Washington Post story indicates he did.

     .......

If Hansen wants to change positions again, the time is now. With NASA having recently revised historical temperature data that Hansen himself compiled, the door has been opened for him to embrace the ice age projections of the early 1970s.


...
I will always question hysteria & panic that has a large political component stirred up by the so-called "experts" & the media. Sure, we should solve problems of pollution & alternative energy, but not in a climate of hysteria.  Some knee-jerks are producing unintended consequences like the bio-diesel & ethanol crowd.

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