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Northwest Passage

Ice in the Arctic Circle has melted enough to make the fabled Northwest Passage completely passable.

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We feel a bit bad for all the explorers over the centuries who've died trying to make it through the Northwest Passage. Turns out all they needed was a little global warming!

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