Ice, ice, and more ice. Very cool. Jumped in the arctic water (for a few seconds). Spotted a polar bear.

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      1. Who cares, like George Carlin said “The earth will take care of itself, when it needs to purge it will” We as humans are not stronger than nature. If we mess this planet up, it will get rid of us and start over, just as it’s done for millions of years.

      2. Bobbyd is right – check out this article..people need to be smart about the glaciers and global warming: The few plants that live in Antarctica today are hardy hangers-on, growing just a few weeks out of the year and surviving poor soil, lack of rain and very little sunlight. But long ago, some parts of Antarctica were almost lush.

        New research finds that between about 15 million and 20 million years ago, plant life thrived on the coasts of the southernmost continent. Ancient pollen samples suggest that the landscape was a bit like today’s Chilean Andes: grassy tundra dotted with small trees.

        This vegetated period peaked during the middle Miocene, when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were around 400 to 600 parts per million. (Today, driven by fossil fuel use, atmospheric carbon dioxide has climbed to 393 parts per million.)

        As a result, global temperatures warmed.

        Antarctica followed suit. During this period, summer temperatures on the continent were 20 degrees Fahrenheit (11 degrees Celsius) warmer than today, researchers reported June 17 in the journal Nature Geoscience.

        “When the planet heats up, the biggest changes are seen toward the poles,” study researcher Jung-Eun Lee, a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in a statement. “The southward movement of rain bands made the margins of Antarctica less like a polar desert and more like present-day Iceland.” [Ice World: Amazing Glaciers]