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December 17, 2014
Denmark may be the latest country to provide scientific evidence for its right to the Arctic, but the fight for who will claim the Arctic Circle as part of it’s territory also includes Canada, not to mention the U.S. and Russia. Today we’re looking into a a whole new kind of cold war.
Well, if Santa Claus really does live at the North Pole, then not only is he sitting on a mother lode of oil and mineral wealth … but the United Nations would like to hear from him.
Instead this week it was Denmark that went to the U.N. with its formal claim to the top of the world.The Danes point to a continental shelf connecting the North Pole with their territory of Greenland.
But they’re not alone in contesting the frosty, but rapidly melting, northern territory for themselves. There are at least five sovereign nations with an interest in Santa’s backyard… including Canada. And oh yes, Russia too.
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