The whole world is being affected by the effect of global warming. Increasing temperatures, shifting seasons, harsher winters and warmer summers are all the effect of global warming. The Northwest passage has also been affected by this global phenomena. Ice is melting and the number of sunny days is increasing. This has lead to opening up of the passage for ship navigation. Now, this can be good and bad at the same time. Melting of the Arctic sea will lead to the water level of the sea rising, and change in the temperature of undercurrents. Yes, there will be more mild days for Canada due to climate change says study, and this is being hailed as good. But, is it good for the Mother Earth? Of course not. The change in water temperatures will mean more cyclones and typhoons ravaging habitable lands all across the globe. Finally, the scientists say that there will be harsh winters which will lead us to the ice age.
I have a friend who Shares tales of Arctic’s Northwest Passage. They are fascinating and inspiring. Once he told me about the 20-day journey to the home of the polar bears and stunning fjords. He followed the footsteps of John Franklin, a Royal Navy officer, who died exploring the Northwest Passage. There, at Beechey Island, one can still find the graves from Franklin expedition that got lost in the distant 19th century. Recently I started to think about my own Northwest Passage adventure. I can’t wait to see ancient glaciers and icebergs that, unfortunately, are in danger today because of global warming. My dream is also to see polar bears, seals and narwhals. In the USA polar bears are listed as a threatened species, so maybe our grandchildren won’t have this chance anymore. A Northwest Passage adventure is a must for anyone who loves nature and collects enduring memories. Today it is easy to plan such a trip. There’s an entire cruise industry, and many companies offer to traverse the Northwest Passage on a passenger ship.