BBC News – Gas tanker Ob River attempts first winter Arctic crossing

Gas tanker Ob River attempts first winter Arctic crossing

via BBC News – Gas tanker Ob River attempts first winter Arctic crossing.

We may be looking at many more trips in the near future, for better or for worse. Please read the BBC article which, while brief, manages to touch all the bases.

The question is, does portend a refocus away from Carbon emissions and conservation to all-out industrial growth?

BBC News - Gas tanker Ob River attempts first winter Arctic crossing

BBC Image gas tanker OB

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this is not a stunt to demonstrate climate change and thinner Arctic ice, but driven more by Japan‘s urgent need to replace energy capacity negatively impacted by the Tsunami and the Fukushima meltdown.

 

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