NOAA Planning Arctic Mapping Expedition

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Hm. NOAA is undertaking a mission to map out areas to claim in the American extended continental shelf. Of course, unless the U.S. ratifies the Law of the Sea convention, the mission’s findings are absolutely worthless.
Also, a note to AHN writers and editors, who first broke this story: to say that “A new Cold War is brewing in the Arctic Circle” distorts the fact that the Law of the Sea, which the other four “combatants” in this “war” have already ratified, is specifically intended to peacefully settle competing claims and prevent conflicts over resources from turning violent. The metaphor is cute, but it’s also inaccurate and alarmist.
— Scott Paul

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3 comments on “NOAA Planning Arctic Mapping Expedition

  1. JohnH says:

    So the bottom line (pun intended) is that NOAA has been charged with creating BS (Bush Science) to prove that the North Pole is an extension of Cape Cod. Of course, the foreign policy/national security mob will accept the findings as gospel and develop appropriate propaganda to be eagerly spread like manure by the corporate media. And they will wax eloquent with righteous indignation at any suggestion that Russia might have falsified its claims, rightly or not. No, this does not sound like the Cold War at all…

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  2. JohnH says:

    So the bottom line (pun intended) in the Artic is that NOAA is charged with creating BS (Bush Science) to prove that the North Pole is an extension of Cape Cod. Of course, the foreign policy/national security mob will accept the BS as gospel and develop the appropriate propoganda to be spread like manure by the corporate media. They will, however, wax with righteous indignation at the thought that Russia falsified its claims, rightly or not. No, this won’t be like the Cold War at all…

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  3. john somer says:

    I wonder how much ocean floor mapping the US and USSR nuclear subs might have made during their hide-and-seek games during the cold war

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