By 2050 the Arctic ice sheet will be so thin that ships
Ships could be sailing right across the North Pole by the middle of the century, US experts predict.
By around 2050 the Arctic ice sheet will be thin enough for icebreakers to carve a straight path between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, it is claimed.
‘Nobody’s ever talked about shipping over the top of the North Pole,’ said lead researcher Professor Laurence Smith, from the University of California in Los Angeles.
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