”Canada took the initiative to hold a G8 summit without Russia, joined all lists of targeted sanctions, suspended all scientific and business projects with Russia, including in space, aviation and in the Arctic.”
Russian Navy in Arctic Exercises; Strategic Implications Discussed in Russia
September 22, 2012
LaRouchePAC – A not widely publicized deployment of vessels from the Russian Navy jumped into the news yesterday when a helicopter based on the nuclear-powered cruiser Pyotr Veliky, the flagship of the Northern Fleet, was totall(y destroyed) in a hard landing. Part of what made the accident news was where it happened: in the Kara Sea along Russia’s Arctic Coast, near Kotelny Island in the Novosibirsk Archipelago (potentially the future home of the domed science city of Umka, according to that project’s designers). The incident has touched off intense public discussion in the Russian media, during which one retired military officer drew out the world-war implications of U.S. ship-based anti-missile deployments to Russia’s north.
“According to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the objective of this research was training for military actions in conditions of conflict and possible terrorist acts.”
“According to European media outlets, there are no terrorists in the Arctic, but huge reserves of gas, oil, gold and diamonds.” Pravda.ru
“A group of polar bears have attacked a small town in Russia’s Far East. Witnesses insist one person was eaten alive – and have pictures of her picked-over remains. Meanwhile, more attacks are reported to have taken place.” RT — see more info below *
According to the world’s leading expert on polar bears, their numbers are higher than they were 30 years ago: Continue reading
“The temperatures in the arctic have indeed risen in recent years and ice has declined, bottoming out in 2007 but it is not unprecedented nor unexpected. The arctic temperatures and arctic ice extent varies in a very predictable 60-70 year cycle that relates to ocean cycles which are likely driven by solar changes. It has nothing to do with CO2, showing poor correlation” Joseph D’Aleo Continue reading
by Vadim Trukhachev
Late last week, Canadian Prime Minister Harper spent four days in the Arctic. Flying around military bases in the northern provinces of Canada Nunavut, Yukon and Northwest Territories has become a tradition over the years of his stay in power. The current Prime Minister has been in power for six years, and for the sixth time he appeared in the Arctic. Harper has repeatedly said that these visits are made in the framework of the “northern strategy.” It includes an increase in military presence, economic and social development and environmental protection in polar latitudes.
Strictly speaking, the military component was clearly in the first place. As soon as he arrived in the Arctic, Harper began to observe the exercises attended by land, naval, and air forces. Although the exercises are carried out for the fifth time, it is the first time when they are conducted at such a scale. Continue reading