Musings of a Recovering Lutheran: Heat wave at the North Pole! We're all gonna die!
O LORD, God of my salvation,
         I have cried out day and night before You.
Let my prayer come before You;
         Incline Your ear to my cry. 

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Heat wave at the North Pole! We're all gonna die!

STOP THE PRESSES!! According to Time magazine, there is a huge temperature surge going on at the North Pole.

Key quote:

Stormy weather in the North Atlantic is set to bring balmy weather to the world’s northernmost point.

Temperatures at the North Pole could hit 40 degrees, according to Discovery News, which would be about 50 degrees higher than average for this time of year. Storms over Iceland and Greenland, fairly common in winter, are pushing warmer air to the Arctic region.

So global warming is real, right? The polar bears are finished thanks to Big Oil, yes? Is it time to put the deniers in prison?

Not so fast. It appears the temperatures are from North Pole, Alaska.

Here is the original quote from Time:

Stormy weather in the North Atlantic has brought balmy weather to the world’s northernmost point.

The temperature in the North Pole hit 42 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday morning, which Discovery News says is 50 degrees higher than average for this time of year. Storms over Iceland and Greenland, fairly common in winter, are pushing warmer air to the Arctic

Relying on Discovery News for scientific information is like using the horoscopes to learn about modern astronomy, something the writers and editors at Time will take into consideration.

But don't forget - the science is settled! Even if those from the "settled science" crowd are unsettled about where the North Pole actually is.

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