And you can read about it at Predicatably enough, wikipedia already has an article on it. Will it fly? Who knows…

[Update: Nature has an article on this, featuring a brief appearence by yours truely… I don’t get to say anything exciting though. Or perhaps more precisely, I *didn’t* say anything very exciting]


  1. #1 Q

    Off topic,
    thought you might be interested in these images
    if you haven’t alreadyseen them

    [Interesting… -W]

  2. #2 Alastair McDonald

    It is more than interesting. It is devasting :-(

    I am not surprised. I have been monitoring the Arctic ice using the US Navy’s ice maps which you can see here: At the end of August this and last year there were a straight lines of low concentration ice leading from west of Novaya Zemlya to the North Pole. I checked and this is the route taken by the Russian cruise liner which travels to the pole from Murmansk. The ice must be pretty thin if a cruise liner can produce a trail obvious to satellites.

    Unfortunately I do not have access to archives of the USN maps but would be interested in hearing from anyone who has more evidence on those features.

  3. #3 Hank Roberts

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