“‘Jason [Box] has one very important quality as a scientist,’says Thomas Painter, a research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. ‘He is willing to say crazy stuff and push the boundaries of conventional wisdom.” And some of that crazy stuff is happening. This summer, people are attempting to navigate the northern route from the Atlantic to the Pacific … in a kayak. “In just one week in July last year, the ice and snow virtually disappeared from the surface of Greenland’s barren interior.” Here’s an interesting (and beautifully designed) Rolling Stone piece: Greenland Melting.