Ice-free North Pole?

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Researchers at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado are predicting that the North Pole may be briefly ice free this summer.  Mark Serreze, a senior research scientist states, “It’s a 50-50 bet that the thin Arctic sea ice, which was frozen last autumn, will completely melt away at the geographic North Pole.”  Serreze blames the condition on global warming noting, “We’ve known for at least 30 years, from our earliest climate models, that it’s the Arctic where we’d see the first signs of global warming.

Read more: North Pole could be ice-free this summer, scientists say – CNN.com


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