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I am rather surprised and appalled by this! 1) It isn't helpful to the environment 2) It constitutes an old fashioned colonial landgrab 3) Even if they are right, which I contest, why now? 4) What does this say about visitors to the North Pole, Polar exploration in general and would this threaten any future trans-arctic expedition?
This also does not bode well for East/West diplomacy when we need to be pooling our resources in dealing with organisations like Al Queda