Timothy McGrathJanuary 8, 2014 12:07
In most of the United States, it's really cold. Really, really, really cold, thanks to something called the "polar vortex."
That's not the only chilly news. You might have been following the icy saga of the Akademik Shokalskiy, a ship carrying scientists, journalists, and tourists that got stuck in Antarctic ice on Christmas eve. It's finally been freed by a Chinese icebreaker called the Snow Dragon.
What gives with all this ice in the Antarctic? What's with all this cold outside my house? I thought the world was supposed to be warming!!!