You can tell that it's cold outside the Post Office, right?
North Pole, South Pole
It's January. It's cold out there. But not as cold as it is near the Poles. How well do you know your Poles? Name the Pole: North or South?
- This Pole has a natural annual melting cycle.
- The hole in the ozone layer (as big as the continental United States) sits over this Pole.
- Which Pole is colder?
- This Pole has penguins, but no polar bears, which is why penguins don't need to be able to fly.
- This Pole has about half of the planet's remaining oil supply.
- This Polar region has the greater number of human inhabitants.
- Which Pole has more ice – in fact, 90% of the world's ice?
- Which Pole is actually part of an ocean?
- Which Pole has the stronger polar vortex (tropospheric cyclone)?
- It is a well-known fact – or it should be – that the magnetic poles are moving. What is less well-known is that they aren't moving at the same rate. Which geographic Pole has the slower-moving magnetic pole in its neighbourhood?
Ha! You thought this was going to be easy, didn't you? Throw another log on the fire, and click the picture for the answers.