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  Ice cap melts as Arctic heats up
Updated 24 October 2003, 11.53
Arctic iceberg
Global warming is heating up the Arctic and melting the polar ice cap, according to Nasa.

Scientists studying satellite images from space say most of the area's warmed up over the last 10 years.

The increasing temperature means more ice melts - the ice cap's been shrinking by 10% a year for the past 25 years.

Experts are worried the changes could affect the arctic environment and also parts of the ocean much further away.

A huge ice-shelf which has been in the same place for 3,000 years has broken up.

It affects animals in the region which use the sea ice as a platform to hunt.

Scientists say we should be very worried and do something now instead of waiting any longer.

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