It's time to draw borders on the Arctic Ocean

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It's time to draw borders on the Arctic Ocean 5
Why Russia wants to own the North Pole.
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The ice in the Arctic is disappearing. Melting Arctic ice means new economic opportunities: trade routes in the Arctic ocean, and access to natural resources. Because of this, the Arctic nations are now moving to expand their border claims. Russia has shown that it’s the most ambitious, using a potent combination of soft power and military buildup to advance its agenda. They’ve said the Arctic is rightfully theirs.


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Here's the second Vox Borders episode. Being in the Arctic in the summer was an experience I'll never forget, 24 hours of sunlight per day was intense to say the least. Third documentary is coming next Tuesday! Sign up for my newsletter to stay up to date: www.vox.com/borders-email. Thanks everyone for following along this journey.


- Johnny

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Concern: The ice is melting.
USA: No
Concern: Global warming is real.
USA: No
Concern: The world is ending.
USA: No
Concern: Oil reserves are uncovered.
USA: ✈️✈️✈️ Let's go.

Author — Harwinder Singh

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if someones gonna own it i hope its iceland, norway, or greenland or something because they are the most environmentally friendly countries out if these

Author — mea smithe

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It's honestly horrible that the government is more interested in gaining from climate change than fixing it.

Author — Jeremiah Cummings-Nixon

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Environmental activists: “The ice caps are melting we must do something!”
Arctic nations: “It’s free real estate.”

Author — K REAL [yes it is] BETA 創造的な

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Climate change is _so real_ that Russian leaders have created geopolitical strategy around it costing billions of dollars. Yet, here in the USA, we still have politicians with their heads in the sand and a president who thinks it's a hoax made by the Chinese.

Author — David B

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I think it's cool that the UN meetings for the continental shelf limits are done by scientists and not diplomats. Maybe we should have more scientists and less politicians helping discuss issues like borders.

Author — Devin Crum

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Everyone else: Stop Global Warming!

Northern Countries: -Secretly burn more coal to get that sweet artic region-

Author — Akyer

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Lululemon is the sponsor and Lululemon is a Canadian company.

Hmmm... Canada is trying to send a message here.

Author — lupinearsenalALT

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"There is enough in this world for everyone's need, not enough for anyone's greed"
- Gandhi.

Author — Siddharth Chauhan

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So when the world warms up so much that the northern ice cap shrinks away, we move in to find more oil. Humans never learn.

Author — Manchease Skrelpher

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China : hey! arctic is our see our 15000yr old map.

Author — Random videos

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*Frozen ocean melts due to use of fossil fuels*
"Oh look there's more fossil fuel here! Yippy!"
Tf y'all

Author — FonchCakes

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Oh no! Russia is making military bases in Russia! Oh the humanity!
(All while USA hides the military bases it has all over the world behind its back)

Author — BoomerLemon

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Funny how the US's territorial ambition in the Arctic isn't mentioned in this video. Alaska is literally right there! If anyone who has a history of not playing by the rules, it would be Uncle Sam.

Author — Fawk Yu

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I find it really odd that politicians in the US are so concerned about Russia building military bases in the Arctic when the US has military bases all around the world.

Author — andrewwantsafreetibet

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so we are trying to stop global warming and ice melting meanwhile northern countries are planning to extract another oil when the ice finally melts?...

Author — Vojta Klemperer

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They are probably never going to stop regretting selling alaska to us

Author — H DHILLON

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Looks like Santa's about to get annexed. No more ice shelves means no more nice elves.

Author — CobaltBob

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This is beautifully done. The graphics, the animations, the writing -- very clear and informative.

Author — MorinP