Santa to look for new home in 2040

A leading team of climatologists is arguing that the North Pole will be entirely ice-free by the year 2040, allowing ships to visit what was once one of the planet’s most inaccessible landscapes. The scientists say that some ice may still be found on the coastlines of Greenland and other smaller islands in the area, but the Artic Ocean itself will be open water. However, some claim the 2040 date is actually over-optimistic:
…a recent study by the Global Carbon Project suggests emissions are rising more than twice as fast as in 2000 which is likely to speed up ice-loss even further.

"The study findings may be an under estimate of when the Arctic summer ice might be all gone," he said. "It could well be their assumptions are more optimistic than they might be."

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Posted: December 15th, 2006
at 4:40am by Pheezatron


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