Composition of relic
The Ice caps are melting due to a combination of temperatures rising, pollution rising, and the persistence in overfishing.
Factors that led us to abandon this object:
You cannot refreeze the earth it would scientifically be impossible in natural circumstances or take millions of years to reverse the damage that has taken place.
Obstacles in the way of this relic being abandoned:
Oil drilling is also to blame! Bump the oil industry.
Strategies we used to overcome those obstacles:
Defeating the oil industry will save endangered polar animals.