Global warming alarmists often tell us that the crisis is so great that we may soon see the north polar ice cap vanish. (Natural cycle? Nah…) Try telling that to ships navigating the Northwest Passage, however:
Ice choking Northwest Passage: officials
Despite predictions from a top U.S. polar institute that the Arctic Ocean’s overall ice cover is headed for another “extreme” meltdown by mid-September, the Environment Canada agency monitoring our northern waters says an unusual combination of factors is making navigation more difficult in the Northwest Passage this year after two straight summers of virtually clear sailing.
In both the wider, deep-water northern corridor and the narrower, shallower southern branches of the passage, the Canadian Ice Service says pockets of more extensive winter freezing and concentrations of thicker, older ice at several key “choke points” are complicating ship travel.
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UPDATE: Fixed broken link to the article about the Northwest Passage.