- 07.25.13 02:23 PM EDT
No reason to panic or anything, but the North Pole - the ice-cap at the farthest north point of the globe - has melted and now it's a lake. Oh, and it's been happening every year, you know, because we've irreparably damaged the climate. No biggie.
LiveScience reports that the North Pole is 2-5 degrees Fahrenheit warmer this year than it ordinarily is. It's not ocean water seeping up through the ice, but the top layer of the ice cap itself melting.
If there's an upside, it's that this time-lapse video of it melting is pretty beautiful.