Arctic disappearing faster than previously thought

Arctic summer sea ice is melting so fast that there will be none left in 30 years, a NASA -backed study has revealed. But the British Antarctic Survey say it could be gone even earlier than that.

Both institutions firmly lay the blame at the door of carbon emissions from power stations, cars, planes and industry.

However the Met Office’s Hadley Centre predict it will be 65-75 years before summer ice vanishes.