Astronomy Picture of the Day NASA
Visualize huge glaciers splitting apart forming a waterway due to climate change.
Sounds beautiful ... and yet there is always drama especially when it comes to money.
How will the Northwest Passage influence global trade? Aljazeera - April 28, 2016
Global warming may be the reason behind rising sea levels, extreme weather conditions and the deaths of Arctic animals. But while the environment suffers, the shipping industry has seen a massive new opportunity. The melting ice is opening up a new trade route through the Arctic Ocean, which China and other countries are planning to benefit from. The newly navigable Northwest Passage connects the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic, and shipping industry leaders in China say the route shortens the journey by 30 percent. But what claim does China and others have on this region?
China's Northwest Passage Ambitions Could Challenge Canada's Sovereignty: Expert Huffington Post - April 28, 2016
A guidebook produced by China's Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) shows that the People's Republic wants to use Canada's northern waters as a shortcut to the Atlantic. Ships currently have to reach it through the Panama Canal - a route that takes about 40 per cent more time.
The Northwest Passage is a sea route connecting the northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Arctic Ocean, along the northern coast of North America via waterways through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The various islands of the archipelago are separated from one another and from the Canadian mainland by a series of Arctic waterways collectively known as the Northwest Passages or Northwestern Passages. The Parliament of Canada renamed these waterways the "Canadian Northwest Passage" in a motion that was passed unanimously in December 2009.
Sought by explorers for centuries as a possible trade route, it was discovered in 1850 by Robert McClure and first navigated by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen with a small expedition in 1903-1906. Until 2009, the Arctic pack ice prevented regular marine shipping throughout most of the year. Change in the pack ice (Arctic shrinkage) has rendered the waterways more navigable. The contested sovereignty claims over the waters may complicate future shipping through the region: the Canadian government considers the Northwestern Passages part of Canadian Internal Waters, but the United States and various European countries maintain they are an international strait and transit passage, allowing free and unencumbered passage. If, as has been claimed, parts of the eastern end of the Passage are barely 15 metres (49 ft) deep, the route's viability as a Euro-Asian shipping route is reduced. Glaciers
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
occurs on the fourth Thursday of April every year.
Some parents feel guilty if they can't be with their children today.
Don't let guilt guide your emotions.
Do the best you can do in today's crazy world.
Are you planning for it? Don't take it seriously? Don't understand it?
Think it never ends anymore based on the way reality is manifesting?
Superhero to our rescue ... or not?
Politics and Mercury Retrograde... Many mistakes will be made and opinions changed ... but that is the norm anyway. We start things off with this major political blunder made out of desperation ... Ted Cruz chose Carly Fiorina as his running mate. Watch the mistakes happen knowing that Mercury is the Trickster and is having the last laugh at our expense.
Be careful of scammers. Don't send money.
Waving Hello to a New Subatomic Theory Wired
Quantum Mechanics Wikipedia
Nuclear physicist Erwin Schrodinger writes a letter to Albert Einstein, introducing a new term: Wave Mechanics. In 1926 Schrodinger published four papers, elucidating wave mechanics, expressing the new formulation in a precise equation, showing how it confirmed Niels Bohr's atomic model, and demonstrating how the Schrodinger theory paralleled - rather than contradicted - Werner Heisenberg's Matrix Mechanics.
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