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Re: Russian Navy Confirms Discovery of New Island in Arctic
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 09:58:03 PM »
That looks like a possible result of sea level rise. More islands to come as low rise isthmuses disappear?


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Re: Russian Navy Confirms Discovery of New Island in Arctic
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2013, 11:54:00 AM »
If the russian's could build some islands they would do it !
While climate change and receding sea ice allow passage through the northern route between Europe and the Far East, Moscow announced Monday the reopening of a military base and sending ships to area war "to ensure security."

Four icebreaker followed by ten nuclear-powered warships including the nuclear-powered cruiser Peter the Great. The Russian fleet has borrowed the Northern Sea Route also called Northwest Passage East, linking Europe to Asia to the Kara Sea to the Bering Strait. The basis of management Miltaire New Siberian Islands, where she arrived last week with the goal to maintain a permanent naval presence.

"Not only will we reopen the military base but restore the airport to the rehabilitation of walking and enable emergency services, hydrologists and climate scientists to work together to ensure safe and effective work," explained Monday Vladimir Putin.

Location map of the northern route (Arctic) © FDI
A polar shortcut center of attention

This passage from the North-East should play an increasingly important role in international trade, to 1.26 million tons last year, the traffic will increase to 50 million tons in 2020, according to the Federation of Norwegian shipowners. "This will potentially disrupt the pattern of world trade," said Sam Chambers, the SinoShip magazine. The move will also allow to exploit any huge resources of gas and oil. In late August, the Russian Coast Guard boarded a Greenpeace ship protesting against proposed US-Russian drilling.
By Sylvie Johnsson
from : (French)