🇨🇦 Nearly ice free Arctic to increase shipping traffic

As rising temperatures in the Arctic melt ice that used to cover the region all year, ships are beginning to make their way through waters that were once far too dangerous, or impassable.

Cargo and passenger ships from Europe, the US, Canada, and China have been sailing between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and traffic is expected to double by 2020.

Now, there are calls for tougher shipping rules as traffic increases.

As part of Al Jazeera's series on global trade routes, Daniel Lak looks at North America's Northwest Passage.

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(Source: Al Jazeera English, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC--p5ke7oA)
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