November 29, 2012 Common Dreams:
Concluding what colleagues are calling an 'unprecedented' and exhaustive study, scientists on Thursday said they can report "definitively" that the ice sheets of both Antarctica and Greenland are, indeed, melting and that as global temperatures continue to soar this melting will lead to continued and drastic sea level increases.
The study, published by the journal Science, was performed by a large team of scientists and relied heavily on satellite imaging and years of field observations and argues that the extensiveness of the research should end long-running speculation about whether or not the ice sheets, in total, are losing mass... http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/11/29-6
Seas rising 60 percent faster than UN forecast: study http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Seas_rising_60_percent_faster_than_UN_forecast_study_999.html
Polar ice sheets melting - in pictures http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3536623095/polar-ice-sheets-melting-in-pictures