A while back I read an article
that suggested one of the possible reasons for the faster than expected rate of melt was soot from the coal and wood
burning in Europe. The dark grey ash reflects less of the sun's heat causing the ice to melt more rapidly. If this
is true, part of the solution would be cleaner forms of energy. It also makes me wonder about the relationship of
volcanic activity. I'm not trying to minimize the impact of greenhouse gasses, which is significant, but feel we
need to understand why the rate of temp increase is so much greater in order to figure out how to control it.