The New Northwest Passage: A voyage to the front line of climate change
Honest, funny and unsparing, The New Northwest Passage is a sobering, insightful tale.” Herb McCormick, Senior Editor, Cruising World
In the summer of 2009 the crew of Silent Sound completed a journey made by fewer people than have climbed Everest; through the Northwest Passage. Their voyage from Victoria to Halifax suffered raging storms and mechanical breakdowns and took them into ice that threatened to crush their hull. The voyage brought them face to face with modern Arctic life in isolated Inuit communities where the challenge of climate change is added to their load of social and economic woes. Each person they met along the way added their story to this colourful tale of life in the Arctic.
CATEGORY: Travel, environment
ENDORSEMENT FROM ALISTAIR McINTOSH, author of Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition
‘The Arctic is the canary down the mine of climate change; the Northwest Passage its most iconic indicator. The tragedy is that Cameron Dueck found it navigable. The pleasure is his telling of the tale.’
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