The World is Heating Up

772 WordsFeb 20, 20183 Pages
As the world gets heated up by Global Warming, the ice in the Arctic begins to melt more and more. Since the 1970’s the sea ice in the arctic has reduced by 25%. (Vargulis). Now that the ice is melting it has opened new spaces therefore new shipping routes, these new routes are the North Sea route and the North West route. (Sullivan). These new openings are the cause of more shipping. Underneath the arctic in the ocean lays 90 billion barrels of oil and 30% of the world’s undiscovered gas and 13% of untapped oil reserves. Since the discovery of the new shipping routes Russia and the United States have put more security on their sides to protect what they have. (Vargulis). This issue is an international geopolitical conflict since some land is a political dead zone and it does not belong to anybody which interests and affects many countries. The cleaning of the Arctic sea has created new energy opportunities to the countries that lay claim to its territories. What effect will this new energy source have on the countries surrounding the arctic and the international communities? The clearing of the ice has opened two new shipping routes, the North Sea route and the North West route. These routes are perfect for shipping and boats to navigate there between the ice in the middle and the countries surrounding it. (Sullivan). This has led to many conflicts between the countries in the Arctic Circle (United States, Canada, Russia, Denmark, and Norway in between other than
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