What I learned on a luxury cruise through the global-warming apocalypse


“Ecotourism, adventure tourism, expedition tourism, call it what you will: Wilderness-oriented group tours remain an ethically dubious proposition. Built on and often glorifying a tradition of brutal, racialized colonial domination, adventure tourism restages the white-supremacist conquest of “nature” and “natives” as a carefully controlled consumer encounter with “pristine wilderness” and “indigenous cultures.” And while it’s nowhere near as violent as the heritage it celebrates, it cannot help but change the places and people it objectifies as “experiences,” in ways both obvious and subtle.”

Challenging, hard hitting article from The Nation following a 17-day “adventure cruise” into Arctic circle…

Read the whole article: What I Learned on a Luxury Cruise Through the Global-Warming Apocalypse | The Nation

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