Global Warming Creates Lake at North Pole

Melted Arctic ice at North Pole

Melted Arctic ice at North Pole

 


Global warming has been bantered about for years. Is it happening? Is it a myth? The pros and cons have been heard around the world and often attempt to cancel each other out. However, the North Pole Environmental Observatory has released photos of what was once the frozen North Pole–only it’s now a lake.

The North Pole Environmental Observatory has been around since the year 2000. It is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and its purpose is to monitor the Arctic sea ice. The lake began forming on July 13 after a month of temperatures rising one to three degrees Celsius above normal. Ice still separates the lake from the Arctic Ocean, but as that frozen layer keeps melting, the lake will deepen.

Scientists have been monitoring the melting ice during recent years. It freezes over after the summer months, but melts again the next year. The melting has opened up the Northwest Passage for shipping as well as oil and gas exploration. Unfortunately for the polar bears and other animals that depend on sea ice, their natural environment is shrinking.

The ice cap in its frozen state helps insulate the air, ocean currents, and reflects sunlight. When the ice melts, it creates problems of accelerated global warming, rising ocean levels, and loss of natural habitat for Arctic animals.

Written by: Cynthia Collins

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15 Responses to Global Warming Creates Lake at North Pole

  1. Rich September 10, 2013 at 7:28 am

    A chilly Arctic summer has left nearly a million more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year – an increase of 60 per cent.
    The rebound from 2012’s record low comes six years after the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2415191/Global-cooling-Arctic-ice-caps-grows-60-global-warming-predictions.html#ixzz2eV4GhLXI
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  2. Ralph Kramden July 30, 2013 at 10:06 am

    There have always been melting ponds in the arctic. These photos are posted just for fun to fool the feeble minded.

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  3. Adam stewart July 30, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Global warming is the biggest threat of 21st century, basically the main cause behind global warming is emission of carbon dioxide in atmosphere. As co2 increases temperature of the earth automatically rises due to whihc glaciers at pols melt. We can diminish the effect of global warming by motivate people about greener and cleaner environment. One more smarter way to stop global warming is Reuse and recycle more and more products you use in daily life.

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    • Gaty September 11, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      Please tell me you are kidding! Ha ha a joke at all of the gullible lib.! Good one.

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    • Chuck Heston September 13, 2013 at 10:55 am

      Keep drinking the koolaid Adam.

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  4. Anthony July 29, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    hopefully your readers will check more sites about this and find a couple that say this happens every year as far back as anyone can remember, ask an Eskimo. Also its the magnetic field that determines the North Pole it changes slowly every year

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  5. h July 28, 2013 at 12:46 am

    v

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  6. reallydude July 27, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Brett…. are you under the impression that buoys drift across solid ice? rofl.

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    • ... (@tardomatic) July 28, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      The ice itself moves. The north pole is not on land. It has indeed moved to ~84N.

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  7. Brett July 27, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Didn’t NOAA say that this particular bouy has drifted in the icepack to 84N (~360 miles from the North Pole).

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