Polynyas are very important for marine life and cooling the oceans

An introduction to Polynyas Guest essay by Eric Stephens Many people think that once a sea freezes, it is one complete sheet. In reality, there are several open areas that never freeze. One such area is a polynya (common US spelling) or polynia (common UK spelling). It is a loanword from Russian: полынья (polynya), which…

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Follow up: the bogus ‘North Pole becomes a lake’ story

Remember this Associated Press before and after image that purportedly showed the North Pole turning into a lake due to “global warming”? This was the day Brad Johnson of “Forecast the Facts” (a political group affiliated with the Center for American Progress and paid to harass TV weathercasters and meteorologists who don’t share their melting…

UW issues statement on the ‘North Pole Lake’

From the University of Washington: Santa’s workshop not flooded – but lots of melting in the Arctic By Hannah Hickey Santa’s workshop at the North Pole is not under water, despite recent reports. A dramatic image captured by a University of Washington monitoring buoy reportedly shows a lake at the North Pole. But Santa doesn’t…