According to scientists, the North Pole could be devoid of ice this year for the first time in human history.
Pros: Ship passage through the fabled Northern Passage (the top of the world) that could accelerate trans-Atlantic shipping. Canadian/Icelandic beachfront property.
Cons: Affirmation of Global Warming? Destruction of Santa Claus.
Ironically, there are abundant oil reserves under the North Pole, which would be accessible after a meltdown.
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