White House warned on imminent Arctic ice death spiral

It seems the arctic ice sheet disappearance may have a cascading effect on whether patterns. This may have quite serious consequences, and will happen within a few years: 2015 the arctic is predicted to be ice-free in summer.

Guardian article: White House warned on imminent Arctic ice death spiral | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

Article on which the above seems to be based giving more details on the climatic issues: here.

A reference to a summary of an article in Nature on the prediction that the arctic will be ice-free in summer as early as 2015.

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