Climate Change: Melting Arctic Could Lead to U.S.-Russia War | Time.com

Since the end of the Cold War, the U.S., Russia and six other circumpolar neighbors have quietly worked together in the Arctic Council, a sort of United Nations of the North, even when frictions created heated disputes farther south. Now, as ancient Arctic ice barriers melt to nothing, the rush to exploit oil, natural gas and other resources has quickened, threatening to destabilize the region.

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Climate Change: Melting Arctic Could Lead to U.S.-Russia War | Time.com