The publishers of the worlds most prestigious atlas have been caught out by Cambridge scientists exaggerating the effects of climate change. In its latest edition, the £150 Times Atlas of the World has changed a huge coastal area of Greenland from white to green, suggesting an alarming acceleration of the melting of the northern ice cap. Accompanying publicity material declared the change reflected concrete evidence that 15 per cent of the ice sheet around the island an area the size of the United Kingdom had melted since 1999. But last night the atlass publishers admitted that the ice-free areas could in fact still be covered by sheets of more than a quarter of a mile thick. It came after a group of leading polar scientists from Cambridge University wrote to them saying their changes were incorrect and misleading and that the true rate of melting has been far slower. Experts from the Universitys internationally-renowned Scott Polar Research Institute said the apparent disappearance of 115,830 sq miles of ice had no basis in science and was contradicted by recent satellite images JammieWearingFool: Atlasgate: 'A Killer Mistake That Cannot Be Winked Away'