Thursday, 11 September 2008

New battle over Arctic oil

With the Arctic ice-cap melting far beyond average for the second year running - and with US petrol prices above $4 per gallon - there's growing pressure to exploit the reserves beneath the seabed. Sarah Palin has her say in this report too.
A whaling captain, however, believes that drilling offshore could threaten his culture and badly affect wildlife such as the polar bears. Read the article here to see what you think.
Thanks to Richard Allaway for highlighting this video. It is a BBC docudrama. You can also follow parts 2-6 on Youtube as well. Richard warns that it may not be on for long, so watch it now if you can. Very useful for S3 and revision for S4. Prelims coming up soon!

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