>On Sat, 19 Aug 2000 00:02:05 -0400 Tom Wheeler <twbounds at pop.mail.rcn.net>
>> The thick ice that has for ages covered the Arctic Ocean at the pole has
>> turned to water, recent visitors there reported on Friday. The last time
>> scientists can be certain the pole was awash in water was more than 50
>> million years ago.
>Maybe Santa is putting in a whirlpool ?
Maybe there's an unintended consequence of HAARP? (don't ask, do a websearch)