Thanks to Global Warming, Entire Point of Colonizing the Americas Now Realized!
September 17, 2007 12:54 PM
Yes, it's true. The Northwest Passage is now open for thru traffic. If this had happened 400 years ago, we could have gotten our opium directly from China instead of cocaine from South America. So life as we know it today would be much, much different. Yay, global warming!
I say call me when it's warm enough for tourism potential.
Below: A young woman reassures her sea captain father that yes, one day we will be able to get poisonous dog food and toys containing dangerous quantities of lead shipped directly to the East Coast.
The Northwest Passage, by John Everett Millais (1874).
HT: Dr. Mabuse, who says "Quick! Someone call the Queen! The Northwest Passage is open!"