Saturday, June 28, 2008

North Pole Could be Ice-Free This Summer

Arctic sea ice could break apart completely at the North Pole this year, allowing ships to sail over the normally frozen top of the world.

The potential landmark thaw - the first time in human history the pole would be ice-free - is a stark sign of global warming, according to an article Friday on the web site of the The Independent, a London newspaper.

1 comment:

Lord Balto said...

"First time in human history" may be stretching it a little. Antarctica was ice free as recently as 4000 BC. There are surviving maps recopied at Alexandria that show it as two islands. So it's not much of a stretch to suspect that the Arctic was also ice free at the time.