But as Thomas Lifson over at American Thinker points out -- citing accounts in the AFP and elsewhere -- the ice melt may be due to underseas volcanoes . . . and thus completely unrelated to man-made global warming.
Don't expect to see this last bit of news widely reported. And note that the Independent story's author -- "Science" Editor Steve Connor -- left out that highly relevant piece of information about the volcanoes. Hey, who wants a few facts to get in the way of a good, hysterical global warming groove?