That could be the case by 2040, according to some new Nasa-funded research today! The images above show the Arctic ice in 2000 (on the left) and the predictions for 2040 (on the right). If the climatologists are right, what effects will this have? Click on the pictures to link to the full story on the BBC website. (For Yr13 especially, this is important reading!)
The story was also covered in the national newspapers - check out this article from the Times Online.