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The Super-Rich Are Cruising the Arctic’s New Passageway as the World Burns

Published on Truthout, 30 September 2016.

This summer a luxury cruise ship was able to sail across the Arctic — a feat previously impossible, now made possible by planetary warming. As Arctic summer sea ice melts away, this could mark the beginning for cruises in the extremely fragile, once-pristine Arctic ecosystem.

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Arctic Expert on Sea Ice: We Could “Reach Zero” Within Two Years

Published on Truthout, 21 September 2016.

The level of summer sea ice could reach zero in one or two years, according to Arctic sea ice expert Dr. Peter Wadhams. This would result in more extreme winters along the Northwestern Atlantic coastline and more intense hurricanes in the tropical Atlantic.

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