One of the greatest concerns facing ocean activists is the potential opening of the Northwest Passage from Greenland to the Chukchi Sea as Arctic ice continues to recede, leading to more oil and gas development and increased shipping traffic.
Here, however, is a different kind of northwest passage: in a testament to human endurance, Lynne Cox swam portions of the passage amidst icebergs while wearing just a regular Lycra swimsuit. You can read about it in this week's New Yorker.
Curiously, Cox finds herself thinking of "the frozen waterways that were now opening up to exploration" as "so tempting." I tend to think of them as harbingers of the global warming that is rapidly changing our earth's landscape, but then again, I don't share Cox's risk-taking personality.
- Miranda Cosgrove Stars in New Oceana PSA to Save Dolphins Posted Wed, March 5, 2014
- The Economist’s Arctic Summit Convenes in London Posted Thu, March 6, 2014
- CEO Note: Seismic Airguns Threaten the Atlantic Posted Tue, March 11, 2014
- Clinton Takes the Stage Posted Wed, March 12, 2014