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Clinton in Arctic to see impact of climate change
AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | June 2, 2012 | By Jim Mannion

Posted on 06/02/2012 8:31:47 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took a first hand look Saturday at the way a warming climate is changing the Arctic, opening a once frozen region to competition for vast oil reserves.

Experts here estimate the value of the Arctic's untapped oil alone -- not including natural gas and minerals -- at $900 trillion, making it a huge prize for the five countries that surround the Arctic if they can reach it.

Returning from a tour of the Arctic coastline aboard a Norwegian research trawler with scientists and government officials, Clinton told reporters that she learned "many of the predictions about warming in the Arctic are being surpassed by the actual data."

"That was not necessarily surprising but sobering," she said.

The United States wants to see that change managed by the Arctic Council, an advisory group composed of the Arctic's closest neighbours, even as other countries are drawn to the region for oil, gas and trade.

"A lot of countries will be looking at what will be a potential for exploration, as well as new sea lanes, and are increasingly expressing interest in the Arctic," Clinton said.

"We want the Arctic Council to remain the premier institution that deals with Arctic questions."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: climategate; hillary; hoax; pantsuit


1 posted on 06/02/2012 8:31:58 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took a first hand look Saturday at the way a warming climate is changing the Arctic, opening a once frozen region to competition for vast oil reserves.

So "climate change" opens up vast new oil reserves. And this is bad how??????? These climate change zealots just amaze me.

2 posted on 06/02/2012 8:34:15 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who’s showing her around - Al Gore and James Hansen?


3 posted on 06/02/2012 8:34:15 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Now why do I think of the movie “The Thing” and what they dug up from the ice?


4 posted on 06/02/2012 8:40:25 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Billy Boy also cruisin’ for Eskimo chicks.


5 posted on 06/02/2012 8:41:35 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Our “world overlords” are really anxious to use “CLIMATE CHANGE” to rule...


6 posted on 06/02/2012 8:42:07 AM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Heavy ice could delay start of Shell Alaska’s Arctic drilling
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2888523/posts
Posted on Sun May 27

The heaviest polar ice in more than a decade could postpone the start of offshore oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean until the beginning of August, a delay of up to two weeks, Shell Alaska officials said.

Unveiling a newly refurbished ice-class rig that is poised to begin drilling two exploratory wells this summer in the Beaufort Sea, Shell executives said Friday that the unusually robust sea ice would further narrow what already is a tight window for operations. The company’s $4-billion program is designed to measure the extent of what could be the United States’ most important new inventory of oil and gas.


7 posted on 06/02/2012 8:42:40 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sure, they take her up in June, right in the midst of the spring melt-off. They could’ve saved money and just taken her up to Yellowknife. “Look at these lakes. This is where the ice truckers were driving 4 months ago, but it’s all melting now. You’ve gotta help us!!!”

Of course, there’s not much room for an open bar and buffet tables in the cab of a truck, so I’m sure that a Norwegian “trawler” (read “luxury cruise boat” here) is more to their liking.


8 posted on 06/02/2012 8:43:09 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
value of the Arctic's untapped oil alone -- not including natural gas and minerals -- at $900 trillion

Typo ? It's got to be 'billion', right ?

9 posted on 06/02/2012 8:47:06 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

10 posted on 06/02/2012 8:47:22 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Old Frosty.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Did the biatch take a look at that tiny, tiny, area of the ANWR barren coastal plain where drilling is requested?


11 posted on 06/02/2012 9:15:55 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Youth And Brawn Are No Match For Age And Treachery. I'm Old And May Not Fight. I'll Shoot Instead.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh yeah. She’s running.


12 posted on 06/02/2012 9:17:29 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Wordkraft

Bet ol Billy knows all about a certain avenue of ill repute in Anchorage.


13 posted on 06/02/2012 9:18:24 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Youth And Brawn Are No Match For Age And Treachery. I'm Old And May Not Fight. I'll Shoot Instead.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is a complete load of crap.

It is scientifically meaningless to take a boat to some coastline to look for evidence of global warming.

Wherever you are you see what is there. That tells you nothing about what was there before, or what may have caused any changes that have occurred.


14 posted on 06/02/2012 9:39:44 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: layman
Typo ? It's got to be 'billion', right ?

I doubt that it's a typo.

15 posted on 06/02/2012 9:41:54 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
(Artic Council)....it is an election year...Hillary and John McCain flew to Alaska together 'for' their campaign efforts...facts about the Arctic were shaky at best....who gets the oil and who gets to drill for it could be why Ms. SofS is going...again.
16 posted on 06/02/2012 9:59:29 AM PDT by yoe (Proud to be part of the Tea Party movement.....!!!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Get the real story about climate change at the following web site. It has many great videos. I am enjoying my visits to this site. It's a great learning experience.

http://climateconferences.heartland.org/iccc7/

17 posted on 06/02/2012 10:13:06 AM PDT by I'mAllRightJack
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s the first part of June when the days are almost at the longest and in thr Artic that is when the Summer melt is at it’s fastest rate. I would be much more impressed if Clinton were to visit the Anartic next week to investigate “Global Frezzing” but then there would be no photo-Opt for lack of lighting.


18 posted on 06/02/2012 10:21:34 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: rogue yam

“900 trillion” would be enough to provide 100% of USA usage for about 1000 years.


19 posted on 06/02/2012 10:41:25 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: rogue yam

“900 trillion” would be enough to provide 100% of USA usage for about 1000 years.


20 posted on 06/02/2012 10:41:25 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This whole Arctic oil thing is a red herring to try to get us to vote for the Sea Treaty we turned down in the 80’s.


21 posted on 06/02/2012 10:44:07 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So the old mackerel was on a trawler.....hope they threw her back......


22 posted on 06/02/2012 11:51:46 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: layman
“900 trillion” would be enough to provide 100% of USA usage for about 1000 years.

Yes, and 900 billion would supply the US for 1 year.

23 posted on 06/02/2012 12:01:49 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: martin_fierro
Oh yeah. She’s running.

Sounds to me like Obama's sending her to the most remote places he can think of, perhaps to keep her away from the political action at home. Perhaps he'll next send her to Bora Bora to represent the US in their annual Sea Slug festival.

24 posted on 06/02/2012 12:42:15 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Having Hillary show up should slow down any warming. She’s as cold as it gets.


25 posted on 06/02/2012 1:16:47 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Pining_4_TX

The idiotic and anti-scientific warmers (hillary included)are so full of crap. The logic centers of their weakened brains must be infected, mutated or cancerous. The “world’s smartest woman” is such a fool.


26 posted on 06/02/2012 5:35:10 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Pining_4_TX

The idiotic and anti-scientific warmers (hillary included)are so full of crap. The logic centers of their weakened brains must be infected, mutated or cancerous. The “world’s smartest woman” is such a fool.


27 posted on 06/02/2012 5:35:20 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: martin_fierro
Oh yeah. She’s running.

You do realize that all of the state filing deadlines are long passed, and that Hillary isn't on the ballot in a single state, don't you?

28 posted on 06/02/2012 6:50:23 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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