See where climate change will open up new Arctic shipping routes

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Shipping and energy companies have been planning for the opportunities presented by melting Arctic ice caps. As the ice recedes, new sea routes will open, changing global trade patterns as ships can over the top of the world rather than through the middle. A new study from UCLA has shows that regular ships could utilize the Northwest Passage and the North Sea Route in the summer by 2050, and that an icebreaker could pass over the North Pole itself.