In the land of the midnight sun, Arctic shipping is on the rise

The luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity offers many excursions on its unprecedented 32-day voyage through the icy waters of the Northwest Passage. One of them was a recent visit to Shishmaref, Alaska, for a “study in global warming.”
Shishmaref is the 580-resident Inupiat village that made the news this month when residents voted to relocate. Their small coastal island is under threat of serious erosion from rising sea levels, one symptom of a warming Arctic.

Published September 1, 2016

Last modified on June 25, 2018