By Michael Murphy, January 16, 2015. (INTELLIHUB) — As the climate change debate heats up in the world’s most dominating countries, so does the politics in those respective nations. Many powerful governments and corporations are referencing the controversial issue of melting ice in the Arctic as proof that CO2 is the primary cause of global warming. They are also staking claim on the valuable resources below the ice (13% of the World’s oil reserves, shipping lanes and other resources) that can be obtained if a sufficient amount of ice is melted.
Because of this and the current ability through geoengineering and other methods to manipulate climate and melt the ice in certain regions, we must ask if the Arctic ice has been melting and, if so, is corporate/governmental interventions responsible for what can be attributed to the potential multi-trillion dollar industry of global warming.