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The latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) delivered a stark message: climate change is hitting the world faster and harder than we expected. (David Keyton/AP)
The latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) delivered a stark message: climate change is hitting the world faster and harder than we expected. (David Keyton/AP)
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A Finnish icebreaker has set a new record for the earliest transit through the Arctic's Northwest Passage. It took the MSV Nordica 24 days to travel more than 6,200 miles through the legendary route that connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Climate change and rising temperatures have melted much of the ice that once made the journey so formidable. Here & Now's Robin Young checks in with Frank Jordans (@wirereporter), part of a team of Associated Press reporters that was on board the ship.

This segment aired on August 1, 2017.

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