Thursday 30 August 2012

The Carve-up of the Arctic

This documentary dates back to May, 2011 – that is BEFORE the last two summer record ice melts.

It is an excellent backgrounder into what the Wikileaks cables revealed about an international scramble for oil resources in the Arctic and the hypocrisy of governments that pay lip service to concerns about global warming while acting to be there first to exploit the oil reserves.

BBC Newsnight: Wikileaks files reveal Arctic 'carve up'

BBC Newsnight reports on fresh Wikileaks cables which show how countries are scrambling over the resources hidden under the melting Arctic ice - which is disappearing at unprecedented rates. Military tensions are escalating as politicans and countries look to carve out their stake.

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