Saturday, June 28, 2008

Arctic ice cap to melt

Looks like Santa Clause could be flooded out. According to this report the Arctic ice cap could disappear this year.

THE Arctic ice cap, damaged by a record melt last year, is at good odds to disappear altogether this northern summer, polar scientists have warned.

The ice edge shrank to within about 1100km of the North Pole last year.

The scientists say the chances of an ice-free North Pole this summer are greater than 50-50 because of last year's melt and the fact that thick ice has been blown way in recent years......

The good thing about the prediction is we should know the result in a few months. Will the Arctic soon be available for water sports? Or is it a case of alarmist scaremongering? We should know soon enough.

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