MYTH: The earth's poles are warming; polar ice caps are breaking up and melting and the sea level rising.
FACT: The earth is variable. The western Arctic may be getting somwhat warmer due to cyclic events in the Pacific Ocean, but the Eastern Arctic and Greenland are getting colder. The small Palmer Peninusla of Anarctica is getting warmer, while the main Antarctica is actually cooling. Ice thicknesses are increasing both on Greenland and in Antarctica.