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August 13, 2013

Misteakz Wur Maid

Associated Press retracts bogus North Pole lake photo | Rare Full AP retraction
Editors, photo editors, and photo librarians – please eliminate AP photo NY109 that was sent on Saturday, July 27, 2013. The caption inaccurately stated that “the shallow metlwater lake is occuring due to an unusually warm period.” In fact, the water accumulates in this way every summer. In addition, the images do not necessarily show conditions at the North Pole, because the weather buoy carrying the camera used by the North Pole Environmental Observatory has drifted hundreds of miles from its original position, which was a few dozen miles from the North Pole.

You see, such “lakes” are really small melt ponds that form naturally every year on Arctic ice floes during the summertime. They’re not due to global warming at all. Second, the research station in question isn’t even at the North Pole. In fact, the ice floe it’s mounted to has drifted — again naturally — hundreds of miles south.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 13, 2013 11:12 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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