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‘The damn thing melted’: climate change sparks scramble for the Arctic
On September 22 it will dock at Bremerhaven in Germany.
- Nick Miller
- The Age
The bit in between could change the world.
Thanks to climate change, the Venta was able to take a short cut over the top of the globe – the first container ship to do so – through the Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska, above the desolate Siberian coast, past worried polar bears, melting permafrost and huge new Chinese-funded gas fields, through Arctic waters that Russia wants to control, and down past Norway, where this week a…