Here are some Northwest Passage facts that you should have as you go out exploring. Proof indicates that in the mid-1800s, the Northwest Passage was hard to transit. This was not achievable until the early twentieth century due to global warming, as discussed in my previous article on whether sailing on the Passage can be done. The discovery of the Passage was prompted by the need for ships to cut down travelling time. Before the building of the Panama Canal, ships had to navigate their way around South America’s tip to the Pacific from the Atlantic. An alternative was to head east and go around the south of America to reach Pacific and Indian Oceans. The Northwest Passage would have cut such journeys by many miles and days. Today, the Passage would make it cheaper and easier to transport Alaskan oil to the eastern U.S. and Europe. Canada would also benefit greatly from the development of its natural resources in the northern territories. A group of women willsnorkelthrough the Northwest Passage this year. This is an effort of the Sedna Epic Expedition that is tasked with the recording of climatic changes. The expedition intends to reach out to the girls and women in the community around the Northwest Passage and empower them to create communities to mitigate the effects of climate change. One of the best known Northwest Passage facts is that global warming has had an enormous impact on the area. The expedition seeks to inform the world of the importance of implementing policies that are science-based to reduce global warming.