• Question: What would happen if you put a million tonnes of salt on the North pole?

    Asked by nisai1 to Ben, Dave on 28 Jun 2013.
    • Photo: David Briggs

      David Briggs answered on 28 Jun 2013:

      You’d might think that you’d melt the ice – but I think it is probably so cold at the north pole the saltiness of it wouldn’t have much effect. 1,000,000 tonnes of salt would probably put a dent in the ice though.

      And if the salt got into the sea, the extra salt might kill off some fish.