Tuesday, August 14, 2007
So the Russians discover that, thanks to global climate change and ice thinning, they can now take a sub all the way to the North Pole. Then everybody else with a 'claim' to this land gets uppity because in planting a flag there, the Russians might be laying claim to any oil that's found lying beneath. "Stop thief! We've burnt far more oil than you ever have. We're the ones who got that ice down to navigable proportions. If it hadn't been for us you could never have got the sub down there in the first place. If anybody has a right to extract and burn the Arctic oil as well, it's US. Fair's fair, comrades."