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The North Pole Is Currently a Lake. No Biggie.

BY RELEVANT CURRENT / GLOBAL July 26, 2013

Look, there was a lot of news this past week. Anthony Weiner. The Royal baby. Important stuff like that. So, you can hardly be blamed for not noticing that, at some point, temperatures at the North Pole got balmy enough to create a lake where there should be a brick of frozen ice. Experts said that the ice is melting 61% faster than at any recorded point in the past three decades—and, to be clear, this isn’t ocean water seeping up through cracks in the lake. That’s bonafide ice melt you’re looking at. (here’s what the North Pole used to look like). So, sorry Santa. Hope you have a contingency plan. We don’t …

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