North Pole Ice Free This Summer?

June 29, 2008 / No Comments

northpoleicefree North Pole Ice Free This Summer?

A U.S. scientist will blame global warming if ships are able to sail over the normally frozen over North Pole at the top of our globe. Frankly, I’d like to make the trip in a ship. I mean, how often do you get to do that sort of thing? The scientist from the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center in CO says, “Symbolically it is hugely important. There is supposed to be ice at the North Pole, not open water.” Yeah, a guy working at the snow and ice data center would say that, wouldn’t he? I want to know why he thinks so.

The scientist says that “for the first time that I am aware of, the North Pole is covered with extensive first-year ice.” And I ask, “And…?”

Scientists worry that a rapid meltoff in the Arctic could threaten permafrost in continental soil elsewhere above the Arctic circle. And, I ask again, “And….?” I may be wrong but there are always a lot of coulds, mays and believes in such statements. No? Don’t get me wrong, I am for loving our home, Earth, and being a good steward, but I don’t get the impression that the Earth is as vulnerable as many scientists are trying to make it out to be.