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Is the North Pole Melting?

The North Pole is supposed to be one of the few places in the world that is always covered by ice. But researchers have been watching its Arctic sea ice slowly melt over the years.

Mark Serreze, from the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado, says “The issue is that, for the first time that I am aware of, the North Pole is covered with extensive first-year ice.” And first year ice is extremely thin, so that’s not a good thing.

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Due to warming temperatures attributed to global warming, the ice is getting so thin that it’s breaking apart. Which means ships that could not sail across the frozen terrain before can now explore undiscovered territory.

What’s even worse is now that the ice is melting and is allowing for human exploration, countries like Russia are fighting for the region’s potential oil reserves.

Do you see why global warming is such a catastrophe, not only to the environment, but also to our entire eco-lifestyle?

You can read the entire article here.

This is certainly something that can affect the entire world, just like how carbon emissions are at a record high and how our cities are more polluted today than ever before.

We hope all of these situations are addressed so we can continue to find new ways to stop global warming from devastating our world’s natural resources.

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Comments

  1. k jasraj July 19, 2009 at 5:29 am

    we need to global warming or it are gonna be die. we must plant as many as we can plants trees. it give out many useful

  2. ankit February 15, 2010 at 7:59 am

    the developed countries are not serious about climate change what tulsidas has written is right

  3. zod ioan June 15, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    I dont understand why and whend 1/3 ice of Antarctica she’s melting ?!
    It’s interesting about this think because this area of melting /melt ice is spreding in proximity of south pole from two diretion ice-shelfs.

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