Who Owns the Arctic?
J Thoendell stashed this in Maps
Territorial claims of countries in the Arctic are being spurred by the presence of large caches of oil and natural gas, melting ice and dwindling energy reserves in other regions.
It's a race to the top!
Things are changing at an alarmingly fast pace.
VICE had an excellent story on the five nations fighting over the $1 trillion in arctic oil:
Why Russia and Canada are clamoring for the Arctic: