Alaska......

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I just read an article I thought I would share here and see what you all think about it. It has to do with Alaska and a lot that's going on like navy war games, Shell getting ready to drill and more.

I am not familiar with this author and maybe someone here is. The following is the beginning of the article.

It isn’t the best of times for the American Arctic and let me explain why.

The world is in the midst of an oil glut. In the last year, oil prices bottomed out before rising modestly. A NASA study just offered the news that a massive ice shelf in Antarctica, half the size of Rhode Island, will disintegrate by 2020, and not so long ago Science magazine reported that the melting of that region's ice sheets is proceeding far faster than expected. Sayonara, Miami Beach! All of this, of course, is happening thanks to the burning of fossil fuels. In March, the Obama administration responded to such a world by preparing the way for a rather familiar future. It lifted a ban on drilling for oil and gas off the U.S. southern Atlantic coast, opening those waters and their untapped four billion barrels of oil and 37 trillion cubic feet of gas to future drilling. Then, less than two weeks ago, the Interior Department green-lighted Shell Oil, a company with a memorably bleak record of exploration and disaster in the Arctic, to launch this country into a drill-baby-drill future in northern waters.

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176001/tomgram%3A_dahr_jamail,_the_navy's_great_alask

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Of COURSE the link DIDN'T WORK......... so here is a working link... :-)

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176001/tomgram%3A_dahr_jamail,_the_navy'...

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