The phenomenon could act as a "negative feedback" for climate change.
"Unrestrained fossil fuel burning means giving up many if not most of the major cities of the world. It means giving up Florida."
The 10,000-year-old mass of ice will be gone in the next five years, scientists say.
Russia is deploying troops and testing missiles in the polar region, poised to commandeer its massive energy reserves
The melt rate has tripled in just the past 10 years.
Those who live on coastlines—or their children and their children's children, more accurately—will have to contend with an unprecedented rise in sea levels
The method could provide clues to the Earth's climate in the past and predict future climate patterns