For All Our Tomorrows

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

GAME OVER? : The North Pole Is Now A Lake

And so it finally has happened. After several years of ignored warnings, with environmentalists dismissed as alarmist, the evidence is irrefutable.

Unreported by a world media more interested in the birth of the Royal baby, the ice at the North Pole has thinned dramatically until water has burst up from underneath. As shown by the photograph below, from a permanent cam set up a the Pole, where once there was solid ice there is now instead a slushy lake.

The clock is no longer ticking. The hour has struck. And still we close our eyes and party on.

"Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think."



Source - Live Science.com

3 comments:

  1. While I agree with the sentiment - that climate change is a huge problem, is not taken seriously enough, and that most (if not all) governments are not doing enough to combat it - I think you might want to amend the second paragraph.

    We are talking here about the North Pole. The picture, title, and second paragraph all make it clear that the North Pole is now a lake.

    Amundsen is most famous for going to the South Pole. He did go to the North, but I think his journey to the South is more famous.

    And Scott /definitely/ died on the way back from the South Pole. So, no. Scott wouldn't have drowned before he froze. Well, not unless he was pretty darned lost beforehand.

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    1. Anonymous, thanks - you are of course perfectly correct. I was sufficiently shocked by the picture and linked article to forget that my school history days are too far behind me now! Amended. Thanks again.

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  2. More potable water for the one billion dying of thirst then? That's good isn't it?

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