Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Artic Island Up For Grab

An Artic island - Hans Island is up for grab now. Both Denmark and Canada have started to claim for the Hans Island even though it's barren and unhabited.

Denmark, had in 1984, raised its flag on the island and Canada did a similar thing in 2005. Why the sudden rush for such a place? The reason: an international race for oil, fish, diamonds and shipping routes, accelerated by the impact of global warming on Earth's frozen north. Both of them not only placed their respective flags BUT also their military presence.

Countries like Russia, USA & Norway are also rushing into the North Pole for potential minerals like oil and gas. With big guns such as Russia and USA venturing into North Pole, looks like the environmental effect couldn't be cared less even it has reached the worst case scenario.


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