This handout photo provided by the British Antarctic Survey, taken in March 2003, shows four scientists being retrieved from research on sea ice in the Antarctic using a buoy. The ice goes on ... more 
This handout photo provided by the British Antarctic Survey, taken in March 2003, shows four scientists being retrieved from research on sea ice in the Antarctic using a buoy. The ice goes on seemingly forever in a white pancake-flat landscape, stretching so far it just set a record. And yet in this confounding region of the world, that spreading ice may be a cock-eyed signal of man-made climate change, scientists say. (AP Photo/David Vaughan, Bristish Antarctic Survey) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By David Vaughan, Bristish Antarctic Survey
Wed, Oct 10, 2012 3:44 PM EDT