There are only a few things you can count on in this life: death, taxes, and that a time of year called "polar night" that happens in the Arctic and has almost no sun will be pretty freakin' cold.
Well, forget about that last one. This time of year at the North Pole, there is literally no sun—hence the "polar night" designation. So that's supposed to be the time that stuff gets really cold, the sea ice gets thick, and nature continues to keep on ticking. However, this year things are anything but normal. The Washington Post is reporting that sea ice is at a record low, and that temperatures in the Artic are a shocking 36 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than average.