“Land” Rush on the Seafloor ~ Oil in the Arctic Sub-bergs

There’s a “land” rush on the Arctic seabed. It’s not the newly discovered islands that are appearing from thawing, nor is it the polar bears swimming for their lives from the loss of ice. National Geographic reports that there’s oil in them thar ‘bergs, and it’s causing battles among neighboring nations such as Russian, Denmark, and Canada.

According to National Geographic:

The Arctic Ocean’s seabed may hold billions of gallons of oil and natural gas—up to 25 percent of the world’s undiscovered reserves, according to U.S. Geological Survey estimates—leading some experts to call the region the next Saudi Arabia.

Or maybe we’ll start to think of alternative energies and leave the place alone?

Probably not. *sigh*

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Posted on August 27, 2007
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