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POLE. A measure of length, equal to five yards and a half. Vide Measure.

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Under current global warming, land animals and plants are migrating polewards at a rate of about 6 kilometers a decade -- but sea creatures may have to move several times faster to keep in touch with the water temperature and conditions that best suit them.
A continent drifts polewards and an icecap slowly grows; lagging behind, the oceans cool; dry air circulates over the ice, snowfall declines and eventually the starving icecap shrinks.