Arctic to be ice-free in summer, open to ships (ANIMATION)

(CAMBRIDGE, England) — Ships may be able to sail to the North Pole by 2020, according to a study by the Polar Ocean Physics Group at Cambridge University, The Times of London reported. The Arctic will be largely ice-free each summer within the next 20 years. One researcher said a Japanese car carrier would be able to sail over the North Pole to the Atlantic Ocean. 
Click here to view the newspaper’s story and animation showing the extent of polar ice.
By Professional Mariner Staff