“Even if the Arctic becomes ice free, the Northern sea route will not be an easily navigable route anytime soon. … Arctic region which has permanently frozen ice is melting at an increasing rate due to global warming and is expected to be ice free by 2060.
What is allowing ships to cross over the Arctic Ocean now?
Global warming’s melting of polar ice allows 1st commercial container ship to cross Arctic Ocean. A container ship travels from Asia across the Arctic Ocean toward Europe. Three hundred different ships have now conducted more than 1,700 voyages in the Northern Sea Route.
When did Will melting Arctic sea ice allow ships to pass through the Arctic Ocean from Europe to Asia?
By 2045 to 2060, the decline of Arctic sea ice under moderate warming could allow even ordinary cargo ships to journey directly over the North Pole.
What are the possible positive effects of the decrease in Arctic sea ice?
The benefits, according to the Times, include increased tourism. Already, the volume of tourist trips throughout Greenland, Norway, Alaska and Canada have increased rapidly. Killer whales and grey whales are expected to benefit from melting ice, “increasing opportunities for whale-watching trips”, the piece says.
Is it illegal to go to Antarctica?
No, it is not illegal to go to Antarctica. As you already know by now, no country owns the continent. There is no border control, no immigration officer, no nothing. Anyone can visit the continent.
What year will you be able to sail over the Arctic Ocean?
Without carbon cuts, many cargo ships could ply the Northwest Passage, between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, in 2040.