Thursday, September 21, 2006

Summer Trip in the High North

For the very first time (in about four million years or so) there is observed an ice-free ocean passage all the way from the Norwegian island of Spitzbergen or Northern Siberia, and to the North Pole. Satellite images show that ships very probable could have sailed unhampered to the North Pole during the last week of August.

- This situation is unlike anything observed in previous record low ice seasons, Mark Drinkwater at the European Space agency (ESA) states.

This is a scenario scientists envisioned twenty to thirty years into the future, but as always nature surprises us all. The running away temperature increase of human created enhanced Global Warming is here, people, and it’s time we start preparing in earnest for the much worse to come.

Two ESA satellites photographed the images on the twenty-third and twenty-fifth of August.

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