The other open thread comprised more than 100 comments, so here's a new one. There was some talk about the Alarmist's Dilemma, and I'm sure it won't be the last.
I was planning on upgrading the blog to a paid version, but TypePad only allows it when one has a credit card, so I have to get one first (I hate credit cards). Ah well, I still have two months:
In one of the comments fredt34 links to a 52 minute programme in French, called On a Marché sous le Pôle ('we have walked under the pole', which is, I believe, a pun on the Tintin Classic On a Marché sur la Lune, of which I have a huge poster, because it's such an awesome drawing, blah blah blah).
I believe we have discussed the Deepsea Under The Pole Expedition before, but I'm putting up this Youtube flick because the images are an informative peek into how the ice actually looks (there's more at Youtube):