For several years there's been talk about the Arctic thawing and ships being able to navigate the North Pole. Will the Japanese current flow through the Arctic to the Atlantic, Will the Gulf Stream flow to the Pacific, or will they meet somewhere in the Arctic Ocean? What will this do the climate of Alaska? Will the Artic get warmer and wetter from warmer water flowing through it? Will the Japanese current that flows down the coast of Alaska slow down? If so, what will that do the ecology of the Alaskan coast?