Follow up – Satellite pictures of the ice-free North West Passage

Ice-free Northwest PassageLast week I wrote about the Northwest Passage, the ocean channel across the top of Canada connecting the Atlantic and Pacific, being free of ice for the first time in modern history. Now thanks to Nasa’s satellite imagery, you can see the ice-less water in all its scary glory. Here is the high definition image. A smaller image and article is here. It really is stunningly beautiful, despite the implications.

[via Daily Kos’ excellent weekly round up of environmental posts, picture via NASA Earth Observatory]