The North Pole Is Now a Lake
If you think these images from the
It's not, perhaps, quite as dramatic as it sounds. April saw the ninth heaviest snow cover on record measured in
Throughout July temperatures have been uncharacteristically high-up to 1-3°C higher than usual on July 13th, for instance-and the result has been an abrupt thaw of the snow cover that was left. These images, acquired from the North Pole Environmental Observatory , show the thaw in progress, between June 30th and July 25th.
It's worth pointing out that this isn't the first time there's been a