Disappearing polar sea ice leading toward increasing polar traffic

A three-day symposium on the naval and maritime effects of diminishing Arctic sea ice kicked off today in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Navy, the Coast Guard, NOAA and the Arctic Research Commission are sponsoring it to talk about of a range of issues that will have to be dealt with as climate change melts more sea ice and more open water appears.

Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, D.C. (read by Lori Townsend, APRN)