This, specifically, is a NASA video showing what’s been happening to the Arctic ice cap over the past several years. Starting at about 1’15” the video show the months and years from May 1991 to (at about 2’20”) Sep 2016. I’m assuming that NASA is being open and honest (although one or two of you will, no doubt, say, “No! It’s all a “deep state” fake designed to embarrass poor Donald J Trump”) and on that basis I say that we, Canada, need to:
- Revisit our proposed and then cancelled Arctic military base, because if the old ice is disappearing that quickly then we will see summer shipping soon; and
- Change the Liberal decision to ignore replacing our Victoria class submarines with Air Independent Propulsion boats which can patrol, submerged, under the new ice for two weeks or more.
There are several reports of the Arctic sea ice breaking up faster than scientists had previously predicted. Perhaps it’s a temporary thing, perhaps in 20 years the situation will reverse itself and we’ll have 25 years of increasing cold and thickening ice but, for now, and likely for the next generation we must cope with less and less ice and that poses a security challenge for Canada.
Climate change is not just about the environment now even just about a carbon tax; climate change can pose a real security and defence dilemma, too.