Lagging behind Russia, White House calls for more Arctic icebreakers

PBS NewsHour

Published on Sep 1, 2015

The White House called for faster construction of massive ocean icebreakers in a bid to catch up to Russia’s Arctic fleet. That comes during President Obama’s visit to Alaska, where he is appealing for action on global warming, while also catching fire for allowing offshore oil drilling. Gwen Ifill reports.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

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