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Why, look: Here’s another facet of cli­mate change for Al Gore to con­sider. Wit­ness the newly ar­tic­u­lated De­fense Depart­ment’s “Arc­tic Strat­egy,” re­vealed by De­fense Sec­re­tary Chuck Hagel dur­ing an in­ter­na­tional se­cu­rity fo­rum in chilly Nova Sco­tia on Fri­day.

Global warm­ing could now fos­ter a hot se­cu­rity risk and in­ter­na­tional dis­pute. If the po­lar ice cap is di­min­ished, the en­trepreneurs, ship­ping com­pa­nies, tourists and op­por­tunists ar­rive. And there’s the rub, Mr. Hagel told his au­di­ence, which in­cluded Sen. John McCain of Ari­zona and Tim Kaine of Vir­ginia plus Canada’s Jus­tice Min­is­ter Peter McKay.

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