Why Nobody Can Survive in the North Pole

What’s the most dangerous place on earth
that you never want to visit? Maybe the Snake Island in Brazil? How about the Skeleton Coast in Namibia? We’ve managed to explore almost all of our
planet’s land, including all the inhospitable locations. And the North Pole made that list. So, what makes this place so perilous? Why would Santa Claus choose to make this
place his headquarters? Let’s take a daring internet trip together,
and I’ll show you. A lot of Arctic expeditions have mysteriously
ended in disasters. In the past, many ships got stuck on the ice,
and people were stranded. Some ships have sunk and were never found. Not to mention that the Arctic Ocean underneath
is still relatively unexplored. So, what’s really going on there? Before we dive deep into the middle of the
arctic ice, let me circle around the waters first. The North Pole is located in the middle of
the Arctic Ocean and is covered in ice. The ice is approximately 6 to 10 feet thick,
and it’s floating in an ocean that’s anywhere from 3,500 to 18,000 feet deep. You see, unlike Antarctica, there’s no land
on the North Pole, which is why it’s in constant motion. But I’ll get into that in a jiff. The fascinating thing is, even though the
North Pole is literally ice, it’s actually warmer than the South Pole. Now don’t get me wrong, they’re both really
cold because they don’t get any direct sunlight, but there’s more to that science. As I mentioned earlier, the North Pole is
ice surrounded by land, and the South Pole is land surrounded by ice. The waters underneath the North Pole are warmer
than the floating ice – and the ocean warms up the air a bit. Antarctica, on the other hand, is dry, and
7,500 feet above sea level, which can cause the temperatures to drop to −76° F in the
winter and rise to −18° F in the summer. While in the North Pole, it only drops to
−40° F during the winter months, and could even reach 32° F in the summer. So, here’s where it gets thought-provoking. Even though the South Pole is colder than
the North Pole, it gets approximately 20,000 visitors per year. Whereas the North Pole only gets about 1,000,
including expeditioners. So why is that? Let’s find out together. To begin with, the North Pole has more complicated
entry barriers. The main one is that it doesn’t have a fixed
location. It’s just large chunks of ice that constantly
move around the Artic Ocean. The only way to visit the North Pole is via
Helicopter in April, or an icebreaker ship in June and July. That’s the only time of year that the ice
is thin enough to be cut through by an icebreaker ship and move forward. Due to advancements in technology, a ship
getting stuck on the ice is rare, but still very plausible. That’s why there are only 5 trips every
year to the North Pole. But those aren’t the only issues. Imagine you’re walking in the woods and
you get lost. Your best chance out of there is a compass. But, if you’re in the North Pole, then you’re
in big trouble. While the compass is an ideal navigational
tool, it doesn’t exactly point north. The Earth’s magnetic Pole is not the same
as the Geographic North Pole. The magnetic pole that the compasses point
at is located more than 1000 miles away from “True North”, close to Canada. However, the magnetic pole doesn’t have
a fixed position either, and since the earth’s magnetic field changes, the magnetic North
Pole moves. The difference between the North Pole and
the North indicated on a compass is an angle called declination. And since the Earth’s magnetic field isn’t
uniform, the declination varies. According to the United States Geological
Survey, at high latitudes, local disturbances in the North Pole can cause the compass needle
to point away from the Magnetic North Pole; sometimes it can even point south. So, if you were lost in the North Pole, then
using a compass to find your way out would be useless. Expeditioners use charts of declinations and
calibrations to point themselves in the right direction. Speaking of not being able to find your way
out of there: figuring out what time it is can also be an issue in the North Pole. Because of the Earths rotation, time is determined
by the lines of longitude connecting the two poles. Since all the lines converge at the poles,
this means that the North and South Pole are in all the time zones at the same time. Granted, explorers choose the most convenient
time zone for them. But, if you’re wondering what time it is
in the North Pole now, it’s basically whatever you want it to be. Now that we’re done with all the “sciency”
reasons that explain why it’s difficult to make it into the North Pole, let’s move
on to the more practical explanations. One of the most important things is shelter. No-one really lives in the North Pole; even
Inuit people who live in the surrounding Artic Regions of Russia, Greenland and Canada have
never made it their home. The ice is in constant motion, and it shrinks
to half it’s size in the summer months. So, nobody’s ever tried to establish a community
there, nor build any permanent man-made structures, because they’ll either vanish or get destroyed. Even travelling around, it’s possible to
encounter an obstruction. Sometimes icebergs break off from glaciers
in the Arctic Ocean and make it all the way down to the Atlantic Ocean. That’s caused problems for a lot of ships
taking transatlantic trips, and it’s speculated that that’s exactly what happened with the
Titanic in 1912. These icebergs continue to be a hazard across
the Atlantic. Even after the Titanic incident, there were
hundreds of other collisions with icebergs. Fortunately, thanks to the International Ice
Patrol, there haven’t been any incidents recently, but it’s still a serious issue. Now that we’re on the topic of Icebergs,
here’s another interesting fact. There’s no drinkable water at the North
Pole. Early Artic Explorers had a hard time dealing
with thirst. In fact, finding water in the Artic is as
difficult as finding water in the desert. The saltwater is impossible to drink, and
people’s only means of staying hydrated was eating snow – but that was dangerous
too, because that could lead to hypothermia. So, they had to melt it. But back then, they didn’t have any convenient
heating methods to turn ice into water, so many explorers didn’t make it. Speaking of survival, there’s no vegetation
in the North Pole. Trees require soil, and since the North Pole
is a large block of ice, it doesn’t allow any plants to grow. Even if there was the slightest chance for
plants to flourish, the freezing temperatures wouldn’t allow it. Also, during the months of perpetual darkness,
plants would be unable to survive without photosynthesis. The North Pole isn’t only unwelcoming to
vegetation, it’s also a naturally hostile habitat for animals. Artic Foxes, Polar Bears, and many other terrestrial
animals don’t often migrate to the North Pole, because it can be an unpredictable environment. Since it’s constantly moving, it doesn’t
allow animals to migrate regularly, settle, or even raise their babies. However, Polar Bears wander frequently around
the North Pole looking for food. The thing is, unlike most other bears one
might come across around the world, Polar bears can be extremely aggressive. Because there’s such a lack of food for
them in the North Pole, they’ll go after anything that’s moving for their next meal. Starvation is an issue. Polar Bears are the largest bears on earth,
and they can only survive in the freezing weather of the Artic. They have two layers of fur; and underneath
the skin, they have a thick layer of fat. This gives them enough insulation to keep
their body temperature warm, even at -34°F. Then we have the walrus, which can also be
aggressive when it feels threatened. At first glance, walruses look like seals,
but they’re much larger in size, and their tusks can reach an astounding 11 feet in length. It can also be about 4 times the size of the
Polar Bear, so it’s not too threatened by such a wild animal. But the walrus is no saint either. Since it can live on both the North Pole and
the Artic Ocean, there are records that they’ve attacked people as well, but not too often. Thankfully. The underwater ecosystem of the North Pole
is lot more varied than in the floating ice above. Sea anemones, shrimp, crustaceans, and even
ringed seals have been spotted. But the most dangerous of them all is the
Greenland Shark, which can reach up to 15 feet in length. Because of the weather in the Artic, not many
sharks come across humans, but if someone fell in the water, I’m guessing their chances
of survival would be about the same as meeting a Polar Bear. The most dangerous issue of them all is the
global warming and ice-melting. Scientists now believe that in 50 years there’ll
be no Ice in the North Pole during the summer, and they’re carrying out expeditions to
research things further. Oh and about Santa Claus and the North Pole
headquarters? Well think about it. If you wanted some privacy without distractions
to get your work done, wouldn’t this sound like the right place? If he should ever run out of supplies, there’s
a Walmart nearby. Well not really. So, what do you guys think about the North
Pole; would it be a place you’d like to visit in the next 50 years? Please let me know in the comments below. If you learned something new today, then give
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100 Replies to “Why Nobody Can Survive in the North Pole”

  1. Bright side: ' There's a Wall Mart near by'
    ".Well..No..Not really.."
    Me: There's a Wall Mart near by ? 🤣
    hahaha ..


    North Pole Vs. South Pole 🌍 0:56
    What if you get lost in the North pole 2:36
    Does anybody live there? 5:03
    No drinkable water (Wait… What?!) 😨 6:17
    What about animals? 7:19
    Melting of the North Pole 9:26

  3. 421st comment I will most certainly like to visit. Looking to find out more about this place, although thanks is far overdue. Thx

  4. We will find Mt Meru there and its that mountain that gjves us the reading on a compass, its that mountain that attracts the needle on a compass, and its not true that its moves, its a stable piece of land and there are even places with green grass in the middle of the Earth….
    This video here is made to fool us and indoctrinate us!

  5. The ocean definitely the ocean it's the creepiest place ever I will never go swimming in the ocean again like didn't you see those videos some of those weird creatures are real I do not want to go in ocean I never go ocean I hate ocean why a.m. f*** you Google

  6. Only get there by helicopters or ice breakers-unman, no. Nuclear submarines oft use that as a route and a couple have even surfaced (where the ice is open or thin enough). Look at those “fins” on that part that sticks up. Some of those rotate to vertical. Think why.

  7. My character's heritage is loosely based on the Inuit culture so it made my tiny heart happy to see them mentioned (I had a feeling).

  8. One of the pictures shows it looks a lot like Antarctica the other one shows a ship going through a Time Warp hidden in plain sight

  9. Well yeah the geographic polar regions move. Climate change is a natural process that has been accelerated by pollution. The geographic north pole will cool planet again once it gets closer to Siberia to make ice sheets.

  10. There is only one pole, north and magnetic, but no magnetic south, just test it with your compass,
    Admiral Byrd, Aguste Picard successfully explored the north or the arctic.

  11. North pole and south pole is largely unexplored beyond 80 latitude parallel because 90 latitude rotation axis of earth is off limits to the public, and another reason is compass fooling people into thinking they reached the pole when in reality they only reached magnetic pole at 80 latitude parallel and still have thousands of km beyond 80 latitude parallel left to explore. Also 95% of oceans are unexplored. Entire inner earth is unexplored. So in reality humans have only explored the surface and some underground caves and artificial holes which amounts to only 1% exploration of earth.

  12. In my theory I believe we the spirit of consciousness went through the South Pole and into the flesh and when we disconnect from the flesh we exit through the North Pole and recycle into anew experience in relation to space time at our discretion as we cannot exist without spirit into feasible life that will thrive and evolve beyond thy body as we are Mother Earth’s bacteria on her flesh as she communicates with other celestial body’s vastly beyond gravity. And so down to the electron please don’t forget the plants animals fungi around us and we all have a form of purpose. God bless you all in your own path of self enlightenment

  13. You know, I really wish Russia had the funding to keep the Kola Superdeep Borehole going. Just imagine what they could have found.

  14. People have been living near the North Pole for many many years. Scientists in the military have been right there. But then again people that do these videos really don't spend a lot of time at the North Pole so they really don't know what's going on in the world.

  15. This is why the Northern and Southern Water Tribes settled at the very edges of the poles near the sea. Not to mention their ability to waterbend helped them out a lot.

  16. There we have it climate change scientists? say in 50 years there may not be any ice….have these 'scientists' been keeping current about the upcoming mini ice age and the solar minimum? There will be ice there for centuries so don't believe the BS. Climate scare mongering is a business and if you forget that you'll be fleeced for the rest of not only your life but any future generations you might spawn.

  17. Inuit people travel vast distances across the Polar ice in boats called "Umiak" So they can hunt Narwhal,  The narwhal, or narwhale, is a medium-sized toothed whale that possesses a large "tusk" from a protruding canine tooth. It lives year-round in the Arctic waters around Greenland, Canada, and Russia. It is one of two living species of whale in the family Monodontidae, along with the beluga whale. The Narwhal is the Inuit people's only source of Vitamin C in Nature. Thanks to the Modern Era, Inuit people live in House's not igloo's anymore; and they get around on Snowmobile's and four wheel drive vehicles. Igloo's and dog sled's are only part of tradition now and are no long depended on, are used in limited capacity.

  18. The ""North Pole"" as in the sheet of ice that covers the Ocean, doesn't have plants because the Ice melts [50% of the Ice sheet is lost in the Summer. Summer temperatures (June, July, and August) Warm to above freezing, as the Sun remains in the Sky for 3 months solid. The highest temperature yet recorded in day is 13 °C (55 °F) So hate to tell you but dozens of different plants and flowers grow in the Tundra of the Polar regions. This supports a diverse animal population, Arctic hare[rabbits] Arctic Fox, Arctic Wolf, Caribou, Moose, Lemming, Ox, Polar Bears, Ermine, dozen of different bird species. All these video's try to make out like the North Tundra is an Uninhabited wasteland. Life is harsh in the Winter, and many animals hibernate. Including Polar Bears, or migrate south to the Boreal Forest or beyond in the Winter months. But, in the spring and summer and fall. Canada's Northern Tundra is alive with an abundance of life. Even butterflies pollinate the flowers in the spring in the Northern Tundra. People have the wrong idea about Canada; because of video's like this full of inaccurate information. Canada isn't all snow, everywhere all the time. In summer, even the North Pole losses half of it's ice sheet. So if you want to find snow in the Summer, you'll have to go to the top of a mountain. FYI, Polar Bear's use the North Polar ice sheet to hunt for seals.

  19. Video like this have to make you wonder if the Oil companies are trying to make people believe nothing lives in the high north, so they can start drilling up there. One Oil spill would be an ecological disaster of un-imaginary proportion. NO DRILLING IN THE NORTH EVER!!

  20. You forgot about the evolution capability of a living thing. What if the plant or an animal can evolve into something that can survive in pure icy weather? Besides ypu said it yourself, the North pole havent been explored fully. Im not leaving that possibility. 😀 Thanks for the info tho.

  21. Nobody can and somebody can't
    Who is the nobody? Hmm🤔
    Well I'm nobody, who are you?
    👇Wish 4 1 comment(s) .

    Thank you bright side😎

  22. So the North Pole can be any time zone. Well when someone says is 5 o clock somewhere. Well the North Pole is 5 o clock all time. Happy hour is every hour.

  23. The polarcircle gles though the nothern Sweden and Norway so I've sort of Been to the north pole severeal Times really. In one place in Norway you can(or åt least befire) get än officiell stamp in your passport säsong I've Been to the north pole.) 😃

  24. …Why no one can survive in the northpole…

    Some guy.

    Name: Guy
    Birthdate: 1910 January 1
    Gender: Male
    Birthplace: NORTH POLE

  25. narrator: whats the most dangerous place in the world you never want to visit.?
    was it just me that thought saudi arabia or north korea?

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