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Arctic ice could accelerate Britain's stormy weather

7 September 2012 Last updated at 14:31 BST

There's a warning that Britain's weather could become more stormy because of melting polar ice.

Scientists in the Arctic say this summer's thaw set a new record and is likely to accelerate over the next few years.

David Shukman reports from the Norwegian research station on the Arctic island of Svalbard.