Is geography behind sea-ice paradox?

Japan Times: When sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean fell to a record-low level last month, much of the analysis in Asia and the Pacific focused on the opening of new and shorter commercial shipping routes to Europe, and increased access to Arctic offshore oil and gas resources. These could be very positive developments for the region, especially for the energy-short trading economies of Northeast Asia led by Japan, China and South Korea. But the dramatic decline in both the extent of Arctic sea ice and......

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