To Make a Northwest Passage

Melting Arctic Ice Forges New Trade Routes

While the world has been inundated with repeated warnings regarding the effects of climate change if world leaders fail to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius over the next 43 years, we’re already experiencing several devastating shifts. Along with record-breaking heat waves and turbulent storms, climate models predict the Arctic will see significant and ongoing sea ice reductions, with almost no ice present during the summer by the middle of the 21st century, according to the Canadian Mining Journal.

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