The heaviest polar ice in more than a decade could postpone the start of offshore oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean until the beginning of August, a delay of up to two weeks, Shell Alaska officials said …The next story we'll see is how polar bears are being threatened because there's too much ice. It will include a picture of a bear wandering in futile search of open water where he can hunt.
The summer ice melt in the Arctic has often reached record levels in recent years in what many scientists believe is a sign of climate change.
But this year a high pressure zone over the coast of Alaska, low winter temperatures and certain ocean currents have combined to bring unusually large amounts of ice not only to Alaska’s northern coast, but farther south in the Bering Sea as well, National Weather Service officials said.
And it will be our fault.