Thursday, September 19, 2013

Barrow, Alaska

I will be there next summer, hopefully. It is the northernmost American "city". It's interesting how 20% of America's oil comes from nearby Prudhoe Bay, and the locals in Barrow are being affected by climate change in a dramatic way. Fairly soon, there will be a true Northwest Passage as the Arctic Ocean's ice melts and opens up new shipping lanes between China and Europe.

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