Remember this xkcd comic?
What could be said of global warming, what capitalist signs would show up if ice caps were melting? Multi-billion dollar international companies didn’t get that way by ignoring reality*, so are they responding to climate change like it’s a real thing?
“We have studied lots of observation data – there is an observable trend that the ice conditions are becoming more and more favourable for transiting this route. You are able to reach a highly profitable market by saving 40% of the distance, that’s 40% less fuel used as well.”
There is an expectation that because of changing climactic conditions, sea traffic across the northern sea route will increase rapidly. 2012 has been a record year both for the length of the sailing season and also for the amount of cargo that has been shipped.
Sure, global warming could all be a giant hoax by “the vast majority of all climate experts in existence,” that’s one possibility…….
*Other than the Mormon church, the Catholic church, the Republican party……..
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