Friday, January 16, 2009

Go North, Young Man

Climate change is opening a new, watery Arctic frontier. Six countries (including the U.S. via Alaska) are making claims to Arctic resources (huge amounts of oil and gas) and shipping lanes exposed by melting ice. It's a new New World. The United Nations is mediating the competing claims.

Why the world would turn to the morally depraved U.N. when Santa Claus lives at the center of the disputed territory is beyond me. I'm going to call Bill O'Reilly. Watch The Economist video below.