The Arctic, Hotbed of Activity

Looking at our planet from various vantage points is mind-expanding, hence our topic today. We can all do with a bit of mind-expanding.

We all ooh and awe as we see our beautiful planet from space but what do we learn about it? It’s precious? Yes. It’s extraordinarily unique in the cosmos? Yes. It’s perhaps, vulnerable? Yes. I say ‘perhaps’ because, left to it’s own devices, who knows? Well, some folks know but that’s a topic for another day.

Let’s look a bit closer at our planet from the vantage point of extreme north.  Have you got your atlas handy? Or better yet, a globe? Well well, will you look at that? It’s the Arctic Ocean or the Arctic ‘Mediterranean Sea’ depending upon who you ask.

Ask the locals and you’ll hear about the Baffin Bay, Barents Sea, Beaufort Sea, Chukchi Sea, East Siberian Sea, Greenland Sea, Hudson Bay, Hudson Strait, Kara Sea, Laptev Sea, Northwest Passage, and a few other tributaries.

The Arctic Ocean is bordered by Canada, Denmark, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and the US.

Hmmn. Is there an accident waiting to happen here?  We’ll keep an eye on this folks.

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