"Report Sees Sharper Sea Rise From Arctic Melt"

"STOCKHOLM – The ice of Greenland and the rest of the Arctic is melting faster than expected and could help raise global sea levels by as much as 5 feet this century, dramatically higher than earlier projections, an authoritative international assessment says.

The findings 'emphasize the need for greater urgency' in combating global warming, says the report of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP), the scientific arm of the eight-nation Arctic Council.

The warning of much higher seas comes as the world's nations remain bogged down in their two-decade-long talks on reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases blamed for global warming."

Karl Ritter and Charles J. Hanley report for the Associated Press May 3, 2011.


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Source: AP, 05/04/2011