Sunday, August 22, 2010
Pole PartyMore evidence that Chinese activities are causing the ice caps to melt.
But to their defense, what else are you gonna do to after reaching the northernmost point besides swim a few laps and have a BBQ?
Chinese scientists reach North Pole
ABOARD XUELONG, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- A group of Chinese scientists reached the North Pole on Friday afternoon, extending their research on the Arctic Ocean to Earth's northernmost point.
Fourteen Chinese scientists were flown in by helicopter from icebreaker the Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, which carried a Chinese exploration team and reached a point at 88.22 degrees north latitude and 177.20 degrees west longitude.
The Chinese scientists' arrival point marks the Arctic Ocean's furthest north they have ever reached.
The scientists carried out a series of research activities at the Pole, including collecting sea ice and seawater samples and ecological observation.