Last week, satellite images showed the Arctic has become an island as ice melts.
This opens up the North-East Passage through Canada and North-West Passage through Siberia, for Europe to reach Asia throught the North Pole.
This opening of the trade route through the Arctic is as momentous and the first circumvention of the earth and the cutting of the Suez Canal. There could be an economic revival in the Northern Hemisphere within the next 50 years.
However, as traffic increases through the Arctic, heating up the place, there could be accelerated melting of the ice cap.
Stormy weather ahead for the world on a mega scale.