Check out this article at Bloomberg.com; Global Warming Melts New Sea Lanes for Norilsk, ConocoPhillips . It talks about how the melting caused by global warming is going to allow companies to make money and save money by sailing over the top of the world.
In other sad news, Kofi Annan has halted the talks in Kenya. They were going nowhere, so he's stopped them. He did say he will hold individual talks with each side.