Icecap at North Pole Has Turned to Water

Carl Remick carlremick at
Sat Aug 19 09:49:37 PDT 2000

>Tom Wheeler wrote:
>>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.
>This sounds kind of terrifying. Am I overreacting?

Dunno. Using water taxis to get around Manhattan might be an improvement over current modes of transport. BTW, does anyone know what effect it would have on world ocean levels if the ice covering arctic land masses melted?


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