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Climate change could boost tourism in the Arctic, report suggests

Climate change could boost tourism in the Arctic, report suggests
1 Apr 2014

A new report has suggested that climate change could lead to a dramatic boost to the tourism industry in the Arctic.

While most people around the world bemoan the impact of climate change, it seems that officials in the region will be among the few who aren’t opposed to the idea.

The prospect of climate change having a major impact on the Arctic has been detailed in a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

And according to the IPCC, the consequence of more melted ice in the region will mean that there will be a more easily navigable shortcut between Asia and Europe.

“Loss of sea ice may open up waterways and opportunities for increased cruise traffic and add to an already rapid increase in cruise tourism,” the report noted.

“Climate change has increased the prevalence of cruise tourism throughout Greenland, Norway, Alaska and Canada because of decreasing sea ice.”ADNFCR-408-ID-801708885-ADNFCR

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