oh dear, front page of the intependant today, russia has claimed half of the arctiv as its territory so they can get the oil, they sent down subs to put a flag on the sea floor, but USA, canada and denmark also want it :S
i don't think anyone is going to be able to claim it. enviromentalists and scientists is going to raise everywhere. On the other hand, arctica don't have a government so... who know's what is going to happen. It is probably going to be sealed off like the gold and oil in antarctica.