Steve Connor breathlessly reports on climate change (what used to be called weather) for the UK Independent.
It seems unthinkable, but for the first time in human history, ice is on course to disappear entirely from the North Pole this year.
Shed a tear for dear Saint Nick.
In related news, the ice maker in my refrigerator is producing an altogether insufficient quantity of ice cubes to cool my iced tea, lemonade, and soft drinks.
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