2000 Shock News : North Pole Ice-Free For The First Time In 50 Million Years

The year 2000 was very eventful. The world collapsed due to the Y2K bug, snow became a thing of the past, and the North Pole melted for the first time in 50 million years.

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The North Pole is melting.

August 19, 2000

The thick ice that has for ages covered the Arctic Ocean at the pole has turned to water, recent visitors there reported yesterday. At least for the time being, an ice-free patch of ocean about a mile wide has opened at the very top of the world, something that has presumably never before been seen by humans and is more evidence that global warming may be real and already affecting climate.

The last time scientists can be certain the pole was awash in water was more than 50 million years ago.

Ages-Old Icecap at North Pole Is Now Liquid, Scientists Find – New York Times

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3 Responses to 2000 Shock News : North Pole Ice-Free For The First Time In 50 Million Years

  1. sunsettommy says:

    I remember that and boy was it funny that a couple of scientists believed it was a brand new opening.

  2. OptimisticJerk says:

    Global warming my a$$… the world is just returning to it’s normal weather patterns is all… warmer in the north?? Well then that is just great for farmers etc up there as they will now be able to grow sustainable crops they might not have been able to in the past.. Where there is a negative there is always a positive somewhere else. Boo yeah!

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