Arctic Melting Leaves Countries Sparring

Canada, Russia and Greenland debate ownership of Northwest Passage, oil fields.

ByABC News
January 8, 2009, 1:21 AM

Sept. 18, 2007 — -- The reports from the world's scientists depict the Arctic sea ice cap now shrunk to its smallest size in history the great melting uncovering vast stretches of the Arctic Ocean and opening up a northwest shipping lane mariners have been dreaming about since Christopher Columbus discovered America.

The reports from the world's diplomats and military planners say there's a new theater of war at least cold war where tensions are heating up because the world is.