posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 10:55 PM
Last week this thread showed up
CLIMATE CHANGING RAPIDLY!!!!! The North Pole is Now a Lake!!!
It was all over the media, showing a time-lapse video of still photos of the north pole melting.
Thus giving the fact that global warming is real.
Is it really the north pole?
No not really.
The webcam from which the images were taken is actually located some 350 miles south of the north pole.
What about the melting water?
I received a reply via email from Roger Anderson, who is one of the webcam scientists at the Universtiy of Washington. I had asked him if the
media was using the webcams that were NOT at the North Pole, but rather drifting southward. He replied: "Yes, they are. The approximate position of
the webcams today (obtained from PAWS Buoy 819920) is 07/25/1500Z 84.773°N 5.415°W."
It is actualy a melt pond, they from every year during summer when solar radiation melts snow and some of the sea ice upper surface forming a shallow
lake on top of the ice.
The lakes only contain fresh water.
This is a photo posted by the media on the topic with headline:
"North Pole Before & After Melting. Now THIS is a wakeup call!"
Why do the images from Web Cameras #1 and #2 look so different? Are they in different locations.
The two cameras are on the same major ice floe, but the wide-angle lenses of the cameras make things look much more distant than they actually are.
Thus the highly variable character of the surface is not clear, especially for Web Camera 2, which is only giving images from inside the melt pond.
This is what the area looked like on July 30th around 7pm
Truly this is a wake up call, be careful of what the media tells you, don't believe everything they say.
Did the Media Just Prove North Pole Is NOT Melting?
Latest Images from NPEO 2013 Web Cameras
A photo from 1962 showing open water at the north pole.
Seadragon (SSN-584), foreground, and her sister Skate (SSN-578) during a rendezvous at the North Pole in August
edit on 30-7-2013 by intergalactic fire because: (no reason given)