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The impact of recent climate change can be demonstrated by examining one region of the world; the Northwest Passage.  For hundreds of years mankind was searching for a northern shipping route that connected the Far East with Europe.  They … all … failed until the twentieth Century, when two small ships pioneered the route. Today that passage exists for the first time in recorded history for normal shipping traffic.

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It’s not supposed to happen this quickly in geological terms, though 160 years is a long time for mankind.

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  •  The Northern Sea Route (0+ / 0-)

    has been passing (small amounts of) commercial traffic for several years, and will be the prefered route until a true "trans-polar" route opens in a few more years.  Once the last of the Multi Year Ice is gone (by the end of the decade for sure) the route will be open for substantially longer than just the "clear water" (July-November) period, since "new" ice can be easily broken and traversed with only minor hull reinforcement.

    It's a whole new world up there . . .

    Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

    by Deward Hastings on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 09:56:30 AM PST

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