Faster than we thought July 16, 2011 : 1:59 PM

Warming oceans could be melting ice faster than originally estimated:

“Warming air from climate change isn't the only thing that will speed ice melting near the poles - so will the warming water beneath the ice, a new study points out.”

“Increased melting of ice in Greenland and parts of Antarctica has been reported as a consequence of global warming, potentially raising sea levels. But little attention has been paid to the impact of warmer water beneath the ice.”

Source: AP