northern temperate winter

how do you like this mild winter so far? not great for pond hockey, but great for driving. take your pick. not that it has anything, in spite of what science says, to do with climate change, from which heinberg writes ‘some northern temperate regions may see some transitory benefit from warming—though unpredictable weather will plague nearly every region. With the melting of Arctic ice, new mineral and energy resources in the northernmost portions of the planet will become accessible, as will new trade routes; this may lead to a “Cold Rush” of economic and military exploitation and open a new theater for international conflict. Which raises the question: Can such consequences be averted, and how? The answer may hinge on whether, and in what ways, humanity chooses to compete or cooperate in response.’

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