The Russian icebreaker 50 Years of Victory | Kieran Mulvaney
Climate

Postcard From the North Pole: Assessing Climate Change at the Top of the World

A voyage on a nuclear-powered icebreaker lays bare a region rapidly changing due to climate change.

Published On 09/05/2017
4:46 PM EDT
A common sight during 50 Years of Victory’s journey to the North Pole: scattered ice with plenty of open water. | Kieran Mulvaney
‘Yeah, you have an impact, but you’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t. You have to bring people, or these places won’t be relevant in their minds.’
Joyful passengers celebrate and pose for photographs on the sea ice near the North Pole. | Kieran Mulvaney