Canada's New Shipping Shortcut

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  • Ronnie Civella
    Ronnie Civella 8 hours ago

    Yeah... but the Salvation Army could kick Canada’s ass! 🤫 The US could just take it and Make America Great Again

  • ᚢᛁᚫᛁᚾᚷ
    ᚢᛁᚫᛁᚾᚷ 2 days ago +1

    Canada please grow some balls and screw China from using that waterway

  • victor bruun
    victor bruun 2 days ago

    That was probly ASPO:s ship. Nice lil company :p

  • Jerry Wilson
    Jerry Wilson 2 days ago

    Wait till shipping companies charge 10fold to go ta Canada.
    They will open that water up then!

  • Jerry Wilson
    Jerry Wilson 2 days ago

    Money talks
    Shipping companies have money, ALOT
    Canada will bow the knee eventually

  • Josh Kusiak
    Josh Kusiak 2 days ago

    Canada should endorse global warming

  • qantasgolf
    qantasgolf 3 days ago

    climate change propaganda active here also!

  • Minhaj Suhon
    Minhaj Suhon 3 days ago

    Looks like lots of island around. Canada shuld build bridges and close corridors. Or this greedy company will destroy the nature there too

  • meatgraffiti
    meatgraffiti 3 days ago +1

    earth: ice caps are melting
    capitalists: owo whats this?

  • a4d3
    a4d3 4 days ago

    the cause is debated? what an ignorant statement only an american can make

  • Harbour Dog
    Harbour Dog 4 days ago

    1:01 No, there is no "debate" about the cause of the melt. It's GLOBAL WARMING.

  • Philip Storms
    Philip Storms 6 days ago +1

    Twenty times as many people die from cold as from heat each year. It seems that many lives would be saved by warming.

  • The Old Track Coach
    The Old Track Coach 7 days ago

    Dear Canada,
    Fuck you!
    -Ron Swanson

  • The great challenge
    The great challenge 8 days ago +1

    It's cute how you buy into studies signed by Mickey Mouse (literally) and spread fear to people. But that's Canadian water. Their territory, their choice of whom goes through.

  • Leroy Hovatter
    Leroy Hovatter 9 days ago

    Hypothetical future. USA says to canada we need more access to the NW passage for trade. Canada replies no thats our passage only we say who can use it. 2051 Canada says to USA help! Help! We're under attack from China! Bring all your naval power to the passage bail us out of this! You decide who will use it for now on.

  • Jaws10214
    Jaws10214 10 days ago

    Wendover, I expected better from. acting all colonialist. those waterways are not already considered international waterways, and they never will be.
    ships can just as easily spend the extra 12 hours and go around our islands. they trek through them, and we will arrest them and send their ass home on a bus.
    they provide no one ocean access.
    shortening shipping routes should be, and IS seen as a future profit model. and if America stood to profit from such a scenario, something tells me you'd be against foreign ships floating freely through your sovereign territory too. even if we were fully developed up there, I'd still argue against it.
    We will allow all nations, bar the ones America has sanctions on because we don't want end up like Hauwei's CFO now do we?
    We WILL Be Charging Transit Fee's which will go to operational costs of patrolling our coast guard up there, some will go to the Inuit communities, and the rest will be put in a pot for the inevitable rainy day when some foreign oil tanker dumps their load of oil in our seas.
    If you think we should not be allowed to charge for those basic services, than we Will arrest anyone we catch, and we will go out of our way to dredge up dirt, sand and clay and start connecting those islands, cutting off access for any ships.
    Either Pay the Piper, or go the around our Islands.

  • yagami018
    yagami018 11 days ago +1

    the numbers at the end are highly exaggerated and doesnt factor technology improvement.

  • Rich
    Rich 12 days ago

    I wouldn't worry about this too much. I honestly do not believe that there will be anyone left in 100 years. Humans are too self destructive to allow any type of long term survival. In 200 years there will be nothing left of humans except their remains.

  • Serene Greene
    Serene Greene 12 days ago +4

    And when the cooling cycle begins again, this debate will return to the moot point its always been.

  • Scott McScottington
    Scott McScottington 13 days ago

    Can you fuck off with he climate change BS and just stick to facts?

  • Thomas Kroeker
    Thomas Kroeker 15 days ago

    The Canadian territories are inhabited by the Inuit people, who have been completely ignored in this video. It's about time they actually get to decide how to use their land, instead of government exploiting them yet again for mere economic gain.

  • Rexy
    Rexy 16 days ago

    is it just me or does the route at 3:29 looks like it could be shorter if it went through the Panama canal?

  • Bessie Belle
    Bessie Belle 18 days ago

    Rewatching this Halloween 2019, wow Sam you sound weird back in 2017!

  • 1Dubroller
    1Dubroller 19 days ago

    Who comes up with the fake number! Give me a back!

  • 1Dubroller
    1Dubroller 19 days ago

    Come on sheeple! It's not going to flood! Put some ice in a glass of water and it stays the same melted, retards!

  • Gerard Vinet
    Gerard Vinet 19 days ago

    Russia is in the same predicament as Canada , Northern Europe , U.S.A. & Denmark !!!!

  • RedDragon2000
    RedDragon2000 19 days ago

    US be like wait for our Freedom canada ! :D

  • Ian R. M
    Ian R. M 19 days ago

    Ah, for just one time I would take the Northwest Passage
    To find the hand of Franklin reaching for the Beaufort Sea;
    Tracing one warm line through a land so wild and savage
    And make a Northwest Passage to the sea.

  • Bosko Coltrain
    Bosko Coltrain 21 day ago +1

    Another cultist in the "Religion of Global Warming". Soon you nut jobs will have your own Bible too. Preaching the end is near, and the only way to save the world is donate trillions. Oh, wait you're already doing that.

    • SGAH
      SGAH 16 days ago

      It's almost as if it's a scientifically backed issue that requires vast amounts of funding to counter due to its unrecgonition over the past 200 years

  • Daniel Mckay
    Daniel Mckay 21 day ago

    Not going to happen bullshit

  • I'm Not-Tarded
    I'm Not-Tarded 22 days ago +1

    Again, “scientists” were wrong.

  • T S Mcraedy
    T S Mcraedy 22 days ago +1

    "By 2015" viewed 2019 nope it didn't happen.

  • T S Mcraedy
    T S Mcraedy 22 days ago

    Silly Russians, spending billions upgrading their icebreaker fleet. There won't be any ice left to break. 🙄

  • roger white
    roger white 22 days ago

    global warming is a joke

  • Daria Zagorskaya
    Daria Zagorskaya 22 days ago +3

    this got from "Canada being unfriendly" horror story to "Canada being very reasonable" to "Canada can play with your economy" very fast

    • Gerard Vinet
      Gerard Vinet 19 days ago

      It would make your economics prosper , especially if U can get to Quebec's St-Laurence river much quicker, and greet a handsome Canadian like me , Daria ?

  • John Smith
    John Smith 22 days ago

    I think the water does not rise so fast the people will drown before they can pack the car and head inland. If Florida gets submerged 99% of the people will most likely move to a different state not drown.

  • John Smith
    John Smith 22 days ago

    I lived in canada all my life and are winters are as long ,cold with deep snow just like 30 years ago.
    Global Warming sure can hide well in my area.

    • SGAH
      SGAH 16 days ago

      You're stupid

  • Island Aerial
    Island Aerial 23 days ago

    You might wants to do a little more research on the Maldives.
    Hint: They're NOT planning on submerging anytime soon, judging by the amount of investment going into it right now.
    Wonder why that is? Hmmm

  • Logan Leslie
    Logan Leslie 24 days ago +1

    Canada belongs to Canada. All Canadians who believe this, stand up, and die for your country,,,,,,yeah, I thought so. Canadians are a bunch of cowards. They are willing to send their neighbour's son but not their own, nor them.

  • Mestre dos Magos
    Mestre dos Magos 25 days ago +1

    If there's literally no ice on the Arctic, shouldn't Greenland (4:58) look smaller and... greener?

  • FatSonny
    FatSonny 25 days ago +6

    There is definitely a Chinese dude being ordered to draw up some "ancient" maps that show this is all belongs to China and the communists.

    • FatSonny
      FatSonny 4 days ago

      @Rich That is the layman's take on China, but you are wrong. China is still dominated by a Leninist, single-party state, completely authoritarian, with a surveillance and censorship system that Stalin would dream of. 40% of the Internet is blocked, all major industries are state owned, the successful private companies receive massive state subsidies and nothing in China is done without the communist party's say-so. The Chinese military swears allegiance to the Chinese communist party. China is VERY communist, they are just communists that have figured how to exploit the West. I could go on, but I will just encourage you to start looking deeper at China.

    • John Smith
      John Smith 4 days ago

      @Harbour Dog It's getting past the narrow Bering Strait between Russia and the United States coasts to get to Canada that will be the tricky part for China.

    • Harbour Dog
      Harbour Dog 4 days ago +1

      Time for Canada to have naval bases and armed icebreakers in OUR stop the Chinese from using OUR northwest passage....unless they pay to do so.

    • Rich
      Rich 12 days ago +1

      There is nothing Communist about China today. It is the world's largest Capitalist country.

    • John Smith
      John Smith 22 days ago

      The only way China is getting to the Arctic is through their neighbour RUSSIA which never works out for the country that tries it.

  • BleedingRaindrops
    BleedingRaindrops 25 days ago

    >rising sea levels from melting ice
    What the heck do people not understand about buoancy.
    Put some ice in a glass of water. Measure the level of the water. leave this glass in a room above freezing.
    Come back in an hour and confirm that the ice has melted but the water level hasn't changed at all.
    Ice displaces water based on its weight, not its volume. melting ice doesn't raise water levels

    • Querps
      Querps 23 days ago

      South pole and Greenland are land, not water, bubs.

  • jay long
    jay long 25 days ago

    How about US government doesn't back Canada anymore ? Think about them apples.

    • John Smith
      John Smith 22 days ago

      The US does not Back Canada because of friendship alone the US also wants no new neighbours. To America the entire North American continent is 100% under their supervision.

  • Research0digo
    Research0digo 26 days ago

    8:20 watch Greenland remain the same as their computer model (cannot be real) shows the north polar ice shrinking

  • Hans, get ze flammenwerfer

    I think the NWP should be entirely controlled by Canada for a few reasons.
    1: political sn military power.
    Canada is not known for military might, so the ability to ruin economy's in times of war or political conflict is going to greatly reduce our dependance on the us military and allies with Canada can have a say in that
    2: shipping aid. With ships being charged to go through the NWP Canada can begin to afford to set up the equipment to make shipping safer and easier. When most of a country is ice, they learn how to deal with ice.
    3: haven't we been nice? Can we please take a little slice of the trading cake we have yet to cut into? Is that so bad?

  • Caleb Smith
    Caleb Smith 28 days ago

    Man this guy gets so preach about climate change. How will we know that the 250k deaths due to climate change will happen? How will we know we will lose over 100B dollars in economic output? These numbers seem fishy

    • SGAH
      SGAH 15 days ago

      @John Smith ok but they still have to evacuate all the people, then still construct new housing as demand rose. No matter what that still costs a lot of money. This would also be happening on both coasts

    • John Smith
      John Smith 15 days ago

      @SGAH I would guess when the Polar caps melt it will be a slow gradual water rise not a flash flood where Florida is under water overnight.

    • SGAH
      SGAH 15 days ago

      @John Smith space isn't the issue, but where will the houses come from? They need to construct new homes and entirely new infrastructure

    • John Smith
      John Smith 15 days ago

      @SGAH The US is the size of China but with a billion less people so space is not a problem.

    • SGAH
      SGAH 16 days ago

      @John Smith ok great, but where will they live? Who will pay for it?

  • Dopey Tripod
    Dopey Tripod Month ago

    Canada can't even maintain their ONE ROAD

  • John Shilling
    John Shilling Month ago +1

    Wow! You sure present a lot of "Facts" about the future climate. It's funny that no climate scientists are saying anything about the future climate other than that it cannot be predicted. Even the United Nations panel have stated the very same thing. The only people presenting this "Future Climate" are politicians, activists, and extreme "?Ecologists?" (You even quoted the EPA) For anyone on the fence, search for and see if you can find ANY climate prediction in the last 150 years that is actually come about as predicted (or even close)
    Ice melt and ocean rise? Try this grade school science experiment. Fill a glass half-full of ice cubes. Then add water slowly until the glass is completely full, if not slightly above the rim. (Do to surface tension) Observe the glass while the ice melts.......!AMAZING! The water level does not rise! Ice is less dense than water. That is why it floats. As it melts it only fills the void taken up by the amount of ice below the surface. (Displacement... look that up, too) Then you might be interested in the big picture. (Probably not) When bringing loss of ice into the discussion, leaving ice increase in other parts of the world out of the discussion, then some of these predictions SEEM plausible. If it is possible to ignore the Alarmists and go read the actual data and statistics, you will see that most of the argument is pure Orwellian BS. Compare the raw data gathered by scientists to the "INTERPRETED FINDINGS" presented in the media. You might just have an "AHA! moment."

  • MRdoA77
    MRdoA77 Month ago

    Canada....that route ain't useful. US coast guard....hold my beer.

  • James
    James Month ago +1

    I see you cant sleep either...

  • CSXRockford
    CSXRockford Month ago +5

    there is no sea level rise, and the sea ice is now growing again.

  • TheInfamousJosh
    TheInfamousJosh Month ago +2

    250,000 deaths per year because of the sun monster. Have you ever heard of anyyhing so stupid.

  • Robert Lee
    Robert Lee Month ago

    Total bullshit spreading fear so we have to pay for climate change which is not true what

  • kukkeli
    kukkeli Month ago

    suomi mainittu torilla tavataan!

  • Paul Gregory
    Paul Gregory Month ago

    Antarctica is growing ...the polar bears have added to their numbers by 50%...there is NO climate emergency...they are lying to you to get your money that simple.

  • Paul Gregory
    Paul Gregory Month ago +1

    Ocean levels have NOT increased significantly over the last 300 years ...don't hold your breath...climate change is a lie.

  • thejacksonles
    thejacksonles Month ago

    The sky is falling. The sky is falling. We will all die from global warming!!!!! Another great video ruined with your global warming whining.

  • B
    B Month ago

    Austria, not so landlocked after all. Take that Switzerland!

  • Jaws10214
    Jaws10214 Month ago

    both your excuses, and yes that is what they are, are bullshit Wendover.
    the Alaska/Russia canal borders two international nations. the international waters ride the borderline. there are no international borders between our islands.
    the European Canals only exist to allow landlocked nations access to international waters. there are no landlocked nations up there.
    and we Canadians do not care about international "usefulness", the ONLY things we care about is being able to fund our coast guard, and clean up any shipping disasters like oil carriers dumping their cargo into our waters.
    ^^^For THESE REASONS We Will be charging ANY international ships Tariffs to navigate that route.
    IF you want to use either of Wendover's excuses as reasoning to force us Canadians to allow shipping through our archipelago, than these international ships can ride the border between Greenland and Canada then ride the outer coast of our archipelago islands.
    Going through our Islands, especially with foreign military/coast guard ships, is a breach of international law, and a cause for war.

  • Sir Moke
    Sir Moke Month ago +2

    9:05 those "estimates" are based on climate models less reliable than a coin toss. Done by people that admit that those scenarios are not remotely realistic. That 12° warming by 2100... I don't know who pulled it out of who's ass but that is laughable at best.