Polar ice cap
On the 13th of December 2008, in Saarland, Germany at the opening of the new prehistoric exhibit, Gondwana Park, Al Gore stated that the “entire north polar ice cap will be gone in 5 years.”
He was not alone in that view as other ‘experts’ were making similar predictions. But the ice cap is still alive and well, and as of Dec. 13, 2013, it was larger than the entire U.S. including Alaska. It is also more than a half million square miles bigger than last year at this date. So don’t book a cruise ship tour over the north pole just yet. You can get there by joining the U.S. Navy and getting assigned to one of our nuclear submarines, like the newly christened USS Minnesota. They regularly make the 1,900 mile trip under the Arctic ice cap, powered solely by their reliable nuclear power plants.