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 A Danish North Pole2005-10-26 01:45
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BBC:
A predicted thaw in the Arctic ice cover combined with a search for energy supplies is leading to a new "gold rush" in the high north, bringing diplomatic problems in its wake as five countries vie for access to resources.

There are disputes involving all of the five - the United States, Canada, Russia, Norway and Denmark.

The US and Canada argue over rights in the North West Passage, Norway and Russia over the Barents Sea, Canada and Denmark are competing over a small island off Greenland, the Russian parliament is refusing to ratify an agreement with the US over the Bering Sea and Denmark is seeking to trump everyone by claiming the North Pole itself.

That would be kind of fun. The various countries bordering the arctic region are arguing about methods of dividing it up, and, apparently, the method favored by Denmark and Canada, based on the length of their nearest coast line, the North Pole would go to Denmark, as the top of Greenland basically is closest.

Not that there's anything terribly interesting going on at the North Pole. Oh, Santa Clause lives there, of course. So you'll have to be writing your wish list in Danish.


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9 comments

26 Oct 2005 @ 05:45 by silviamar : it's funny to see
how we divide and give out areas of Earth like if we were really the owners :-)
And even beyond Earth: Link :-D  



26 Oct 2005 @ 06:49 by ed @202.124.137.170 : claim
the republic of the Philippines hereby claims the current geographic/magnetic North Pole and everything within a 300 kilometer radius,if there are no objections then that's that :)  


26 Oct 2005 @ 13:19 by ming : Land
Yeah, claiming land is a silly thing. Claiming places where there's no land is even sillier. It's mine! No, it's MINE.  


1 Nov 2005 @ 01:10 by Joel @68.4.187.230 : North Pole
Time to declare an international region like Antarctica. Before the silliness overwhelms us.  


1 Nov 2005 @ 05:11 by ed @222.126.13.162 : mine
it was mine first! see above  


1 Nov 2005 @ 15:56 by ming : North Pole
Yeah, would make most sense if it was an international thing. I mean, we all need it. We can't have somebody taking over the pole and keeping the magnetism to themselves, so our compasses don't work. ;-)  


6 Feb 2006 @ 03:57 by albanian @207.69.139.7 : North Pole
Denmark claiming the North Pole I do not think they are gonna get away with it this time like they got away with Greenland. Before Greenland seemed worthless to everyone and let Denmark take it, now they have plenty of reasons to claim North Pole cause natural gas or oil could be found and in our society is ALL ABOUT MONEY!  


15 Feb 2006 @ 13:35 by Joan @194.255.40.2 : swedish santa
Actually - the adress to santa claus is somewhere in sweden ;) I have it in a book i bought. With published wish-lists.

But I'm from denmark so I dont cry for that :D  



13 Aug 2006 @ 18:51 by annedk @87.52.78.178 : dk owners
north pool is danishhhhhhhhhhh bbrrrrr cool baby cool u get it  


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