From the Climate Progress blog:
Desgagn’s Transarctik used the MV Camilla Desgagn’s because it is a super ice-class vessel, said Waguih Rayes, the general manager of the company’s Arctic division.
Rayes, who was on the vessel during its trip through the Northwest Passage, said the company informed the coast guard, which put an icebreaker on standby.
“They were ready to be there for us if we called them, but I didn’t see one cube of ice,” he said.
“They were informed about our presence [and] they were ready to give us the support needed. However, since there was no ice whatsoever, the service was not needed, we didn’t call for it.” No Ice In the Northwest Passage
This is even a year earlier then I predicted. But it was predictable by many. Climate change deniers be damned, the planet is heating up, irrevocably and dangerously.
I have no doubts at all that the majority have no clue what this news means. No matter, they’ll all be dead soon enough anyway.
To those that think this is harsh — what do you really think this level of climate change really means? Better harsh words now to shock the lethargic then the terrifying droughts and floods and starvation to come.
Addendum #2: Climate change dropped from The Weather Channel
Worth reading. I’ve repeatedly warned: Climate change is happening far, far faster then all the scientists have predicted.