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2 German cargo ships pass through 'Arctic Passage'
Two German merchant ships have traversed the fabled Northeast Passage after global warming and melting ice opened a route from South Korea along Russia's Arctic coast to Siberia.
Now the German-owned ships are poised to complete their journey through the cold waters where icebergs abound, heading for Rotterdam in the Netherlands with 3,500 tons of construction parts.
A journey from South Korean to the Netherlands, for example, is about 11,000 nautical miles (12,658 miles). By going northward and using the Northeast Passage, approximately 3,000 nautical miles (3,452 miles) and 10 days can be shaved off. That means lower fuel costs
"The Arctic is becoming a blue ocean," Serreze told The Associated Press.
Originally posted by Curious and Concerned
Well sea ice is faring better than the last couple of years. But it's not like that's going to stop the fear mongering.
Originally posted by Zandermander
Regardless of "how" and "why" this passage is open again, it is Open.
Did we not notice that these Russian cargo ships are carrying construction supplies to Denmark??
We all know about the last Russian ship carrying timber eh???
Question: Who is monitoring the activity in the Northeast Passage now????
Originally posted by jimmyx
yeah...let's ignore global warming...because the CO2 from industrialization and methane release from warmed oceans, will kill us long before global warming will kill us from the heat.