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Global warming . . . I'll drink to that!

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If global warming continues, a handful of people in a southern Greenland town may have reason to celebrate. They're using water from the melting ice sheet to brew beer.

Stephen Beard reports.

Photo: Greenland Brewhouse

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The great Arctic sea grab
As the polar icecap recedes, countries that border the Arctic Circle are scrambling to lay claim to what may lie beneath.

Politics puts U.S. on Arctic sideline
Leon Panetta discusses the consequences of America's failure to ratify the U.N.'s Law of the Sea treaty.

Warming quickly to opportunity
Residents of an icebound port in the Canadian Arctic have strong hopes that global warming will be their key to prosperity.

Thaw could bring new shipping route
International politics professor Michael Byers speaks with Kai Ryssdal about the future of Canada and international shipping in a world with an ice-free Northwest Arctic shipping passage.

Infrastructure nightmare
Alaska's network of roads, runways and bridges are proving that man's infrastructure is no match for a warming climate.

Conflict within
As the ice melts, energy companies snatch up oil leases in the heart of Inupiat Eskimos' hunting and fishing grounds. Towns like Barrow, Alaska, are divided over whether to adapt or to retain traditional ways of life.

Engineering solutions
Melting permafrost is fostering a mini engineering boom as engineers scramble to design their way out of a melting world. But there are limits.

Arctic bonanza
As the ice melts, some residents of Hammerfest, Norway, believe their small fishing village could become the Houston of the North.

First to fall
Alaska's Bering Sea pollock fishery is the world's largest. But fishermen there are struggling as climate change moves the state's second-most-valuable resource into cooler waters in Russian fishing grounds.

Global warming . . . I'll drink to that!
If global warming continues, a handful of people in a southern Greenland town may have reason to celebrate. They're using water from the melting ice sheet to brew beer.

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