Comment: The area of arctic ice is down to a thirty year low

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The area of arctic ice is down to a thirty year low

according the the first line of the article.
Interesting that Antarctica may not be losing ice.

The article also says the water temperature and
melting rates for the antarctic weren't verified
on the ground until recently.

That is not the case for Greenland, though, it's
been melting fast and is being scrutinized closely
There is some question about whether that level
of melting will continue.

There is concern in Greenland that the amount of
water flowing through, and especially under the
ice could destabilize it and cause some catastrophic
failure where big sections slide off into the sea...

All of the Greenland ice melting would raise sea levels
something like seven meters (23 feet).

http://www.livescience.com/21809-record-greenland-ice-melt.html