Mention this to all those global warming skeptics....
An article in the New York Times tells the story of the first two ships in history to make the famed Northeast Passage from South Korea to Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. Thanks to global warming and the extensive melting of typically impassable summer ice, the German vessels are currently on the final leg of their journey across the Arctic.
Rider Ben Jervey had a first hand encounter with this same ice a while back.
Thanks to Rider Peter Prato who sent me this article.