The Canadian government is claiming 463,323 square miles (1.2 million square kilometers) in the Arctic, a wide expanse of territory that includes the North Pole. Trouble is, Canada hasn't yet fully mapped the area, nor does it have the scientific evidence to back the claim.
Last week, we heard that the Arctic Ocean had gotten so warm that the region around the North Pole itself had melted. But that's not strictly true – as this video shows.
Yes, this is a photo of the North Pole — and it's under water. But the dramatic scene is not as alarming as you might think.
Ok, are you ready for this? I know… WOW.
A warm sea at the North Pole — it's a bizarre idea, but one several individuals sought and gave their lives to find for financial gain and the glory of their home countries.
The multi-spiked item in the artwork above may be some sort of high-tech craft touching down for directions, or it could be a very advanced research station set up over a crevasse in Antarctica. Probably outfitted with scads of sensors, heated seats, and a fancy beverage dispenser as well.