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YOU CAN BE AMONG THE FIRST TO CROSS THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE

  A little over a year ago, I described how global warming had melted the northernmost iceflows, opening up the Northwest Passage. I reported that Russian cargo ships were about to take a new sea route, located 500 miles north of the Arctic circle and less than 1200 miles from the North Pole.   How  Continue Reading »

GLOBAL WARMING, GLACIERS AND JOHN MUIR

  Global warming was not on the mind of George Vancouver as he explored the coast of southwest Alaska in 1794. Having sailed from the balmy coast of Maui, Hawaii, to the frozen Northwest, any kind of warming would be welcome. While Vancouver couldn’t imagine global warming, he saw, measured and mapped the cold.  He  Continue Reading »

Are You Looking for the Hottest Place in the World? Go to Death Valley, California

With all the discussion of global warming, a reasonable question to ask is how hot does the world get and where was the record hot spot for all, time. One might  think that the hot spot was in the Middle East or Africa but after some questioning and debate, the World Meteorological Organization has now proclaimed the  Continue Reading »