North Pole

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin joins the fight to take over the big red suit in Caleb Zane Huett’s Top Elf.

Title: Top Elf

Author: Caleb Zane Huett

Runtime: 8 hours, 34 minutes

Publisher: Dreamscape Media


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The Arctic is a huge, icy cap on the planet that acts like a global air conditioner. But the air conditioner is breaking down, according to scientists who issued a grim "report card" on the Arctic on Tuesday.

They say the North Pole continues to warm at an alarming pace — twice the rate as the rest of the planet, on average. This year was the Arctic's second-warmest in at least 1,500 years, after 2016.