Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Hot New Vacation Destination

That's right, people. New Island resorts will spring up overnight - and I am not talking about the famous Ice Hotel, either. No, no. I am talking about "Caribbean North", a growing number of newly discovered islands that had previously been covered with glacial ice. "All over Greenland and the Arctic, rising temperatures are not simply melting ice; they are changing the very geography of coastlines. Nunataks — “lonely mountains” in Inuit — that were encased in the margins of Greenland’s ice sheet are being freed of their age-old bonds, exposing a new chain of islands, and a new opportunity for Arctic explorers to write their names on the landscape."

And with that climate change comes an opportunity for a whole new flock of luxury hotels. Be the first on your block to get an Arctic Sunburn - travel to the land where fur is fast becoming obsolete (partly because those attractive fur animals, Polar Bears and Baby Harp Seals, are disappearing. But hell, a girl can think in terms of string bikinis, right?)

I'm here to help - after all, I am a travel professional.


Anonymous said...

The "Caribbean North"-- what an amazing and alarming concept. What have we done?

Pursey Tuttweiler said...

What have we done indeed.
An inhabited island disappeared a couple of weeks ago. I am not sure where it was. It was remote and had 10,000 indigenous people living on it. Rising seas due to melting ice swallowed it up. The island and all the people are gone. Where was the media?

Anonymous said...


I was just posting, reading and commenting on this climate change on my blog and on Burning Silo.

Your post is extremely apropos. I am going to add a link to it to my own post.

Donnie McDaniel said...

The Bush cabal!!!! Daring to let the planet just throw up! So what if the world turns into a microwave right? At least they will have gotten rich off it! Damn monsters!

Aaarrggghhhh!! Third time with the word verification. Hope it is a charm this time. Why has this feature been freaking out so much lately????????

annie said...

things that make you go

Anonymous said...

You know - I thought about that. How is the landscape going to change? And how are we going to deal with it? The rich and famous will always have somewhere to go. It's the rest of us I'm concerned about. What happens if the oceans rise and tens of thousands of miles of coastline disappear? What about the loss of all those low-lying islands? Where do those people go? Life is going to be mighty interesting over the next 100 years.

DivaJood said...

But Robin Andrea, consider the business opportunity. Really. Makes me sick.

Pursey, eight years ago, the first uninhabited islands - in the Pacific atoll nation of Kiribati - vanished. Now, more recently, Lohachara island, in India's part of the Sundarbans where the Ganges and the Brahmaputra rivers empty into the Bay of Bengal, (and inhabited by 10,000 people) was swallowed by the sea. Refugees from the island, and the fast disappearing Ghoramara Island have fled to nearby Sagar Island, however Sagar has lost nearly 7500 acres to the sea. The current prediction is that 70,000 people will be made homeless as the sea swallows up islands.

Weeta, I will pop over. It is the single greatest crisis we face, and Bushco does NOTHING (except speed it along by devotion to the God of Oil.)

Donnie, word verification hasn't helped my blog from getting spammed, but I don't want to go to comment approval - sorry.

Annie, no kidding.

TFLS, the rich and famous are now gearing up for the colonization of space - Richard Branson is developing Virgin Space; you know they will be building condos on the Moon and Mars; be the first on your block, yaddayaddayadda. And I don't think the disaster will take 100 years. We live in the Chinese curse: interesting times.